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OAMI 2075 - International Migration and Justice

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This Course will provide a detailed overview of the origins, latest policy and legal developments and main features and institutional actors delineating migration, borders and asylum policies in the EU. It will examine the relationship between migration policy and justice in the EU. The Course will provide an in-depth understanding of how has the EU transformed migration through its own notion of justice and rights. It will deliver knowledge on major developments and components of EU migration policy. The Course will offer the necessary tools and skills to critically engage in policy relevance research on migration in the EU It will cover the following themes: • EU migration policy: Evolution and key developments • Schengen, free movement and borders • Main EU institutions and actors • Migration, Crime and Expulsion • Economic Migration • Asylum and Refugees • Integration of Migrants and Discrimination • Migration Research and Policy Nexus


CARRERA, Sergio (Enseignant)

Course validation

The course will be assessed by two written essays meeting academic standards of roughly 3,000 words each, and a policy brief of 1,500 words. The students are encouraged to discuss their selected subjects with the instructor. The essays will need to critically examine one of the research topics covered by the course in academic style, including relevant footnotes and a literature/reference list. In addition to one electronic copy, a written print-out of the papers will also need to be handed in the same day of the deadlines stipulated above.

Required reading

Carrera, S. (2016), Implementation of EU Readmission Agreements: Identity Determination Dilemmas and the Blurring of Rights, Springer Briefs in Law, Springer International Publishers.

Additional required reading

  • Peers S et al (2012) EU immigration and asylum law (Text and Commentary) 2nd ed, Volume 2: EU immigration law. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Leiden, Chapter 1.
  • Carrera, S. (2016), Civic Integration Exams in EU Immigration Law: What Integration is Not in European Law, in H. Verschueren (ed), Residence, Employment and Social Rights of Mobile Persons: On How EU Law Defines where they belong, Intersentia, pp. 129-160.