Exam, 5 February 2017

Exam, 19 February 2017


EU Migration Law and Policy Leaflet

Fridays at 9.00, Cirilometodska 4, lecture room no. III (only on 14 October) and lecture room V, ground floor (unless changes are provided in advance of the class)
1) S. Peers, EU Justice and Home Affairs law, Oxford, 2011
2) S. Peers, E. Guild, D. Acosta, K. Groenendijk and V. M. Lax (eds.), EU Immigration and Asylum Law (Text and Commentary): Second Revised Edition, Vol. 1 and 2, Brill, 2012
3) K. Hailbronner (ed.), EU Immigration and Asylum Law, Beck, Munich, 2010

1) take-home open-book exam (essay on a given topic or solving of a hypothetical case) - 80% of the grade
2) regular attendance - 20% of the grade
Unit 1 – Introduction - Friday, 14 October, 9.00, Cirilometodska 4, classroom no. III (ground floor)


Learning objectives:
Get to know each other, get an overview of the course requirements and topics to be covered during the course.
Discuss the dynamics of EU migration discourse and its gradual politicization and securitisation. Understand the main issues that influence the development and integration of the relevant topics (migration, asylum, visa, residence and faimily reunification of third country nationals, etc.) into EU law. Become aware of the sensitivity of these topics and the need to balance human rights protection and state interestes. Become exposed to relevant terminology and different perspectives of the problems in the area of EU migration and aylum law and policy by watching the ECRE documentary on refugees "How Much Further".



Unit 2 – Evolution and Institutional Framework  - Friday, 21 October, 9.00, Cirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor)


Learning objectives:
Understand the evolution, instututional framework and normative issues of EU migration law and policy. Understand how its evolution has turned this area into a core EU policy. Understand who are the actors and what are the legal instruments available to build a common EU migration and asylum policy.
Questions for reflection and discussion:

1) What are the objectives of EU involvement in migration and asylum law?

2) Does it aim at human rights protection, further internal market integration or establishment of Fortress Europe?

3) Is the EU involvement in migration and asylum law raising or lowering standards in practice?

Extra reading (optional):
S. Peers, EU Justice and Home Affairs law, Oxford, 2011, pp. 4-96



Unit 3 – External Borders Control and Abolition of Internal Border Controls Friday, 28 October, 9.00, Cirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor)

Learning objectives:
Learn and understand the functioning of the Schengen system by looking at the relevant Treaty provisions and Regulation 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code); understand the entry conditions to the Schengen territory for TCNs by analysing and discussing the case-studies from the Schengen Handbook; understand the functioning of the local border traffic based on Regulation 1931/2006. Learn and understand the functioning of the Schengen system by looking at the Schengen Evaluation Mechanism, FRONTEX and other mechanisms enabling the external borders control. Get acquainted with the recent legislative proposals in the area of external borders control - the EUROSUR proposal, the Smart Borders and the proposed revision of Schengen. Discuss relevant cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the ECtHR.
UNIT 4 - The Concept of a "Refugee" in EU Law Friday, 11 November, 9.00, Cirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor)
 Learning objectives:
 Learn and understand who qualifies as a refugee in EU law, the elements of this definition and the difference with the   subsidiary protection status. Understand the relationship between, on one side,  the international protection status  awarded in the EU  pursuant to the provisions of the EU Qualification Directive, and on the other side, the Geneva 
 Convention and the principle of non-refoulement
  Please read before class: 
     - read Introductory Note, Preamble and Article 1, skim through the rest
 2) Directive 2011/95 (Qualification Directive, recast version of Directive 2004/83
     - read Articles 2. a-i, 9-13, 15 and 21, skim through the rest
 3) Case C-31/09 Bolbol
 4) Joined Cases C-199-201/12 X, Y & Z
 Additional reading (optional):
 5) Joined Cases C-148-150/13 A, B & C
 6) Joined Cases C-57/09 & C-101/09 B & D
 7) Joined Cases C‑71/11 and C‑99/11 Y & Z 


UNIT 5 - The Dublin System and Fundamental Rights  - Friday, 25 November, 9.00, Cirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor)


Learning objectives:

Learn and understand the Dublin system establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection logded in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person.                                                 



Please read before class:

Joined Cases C-411/10 and C-493/10 N.S.                                                                                                              

Case C-4/11 Puid


Please skim through before class:

Dublin III (Recast)                                                                                                     


UNIT 6 - The EU Response to the Refugee Influx  - Friday, 2 Decembre, 9.00, Cirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor)


Learning objectives:                                                                                                                                    

Learn and understand the mechanisms the EU has undertaken as a response to the refugee influx in the past several years, culminating in 2015 and problematize the alignment of these mechanisms with the EU and international refugee standards.                                                                                   



Please read before class:

We will also deal cover the following two cases from Unit 3 on Schengen, which we did not have the time to cover on 28 October, so please read them before class, in case you have not done so previously:

2) CJEU Case C-278/12 PPU Adil         








The UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of People, Migration and Inter-Cultural Dialogue
of the 
University of Zagreb 


The Jean Monnet Program of the Faculty of Law - University of Zagreb

in cooperation with 

Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Embassy of the United States of America


2nd UNESCO conference 

“Refugees: Regional Approaches 

to Global Challenges”



December 8 - 9, 2016

Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb, Trg maršala Tita 14

“Aula” of the University of Zagreb (University hall, ground floor)



DAY ONE: December 8, 2016


12.00 – 12.15           Opening speeches 

  • Damir Boras, Rector of the University of Zagreb
  • Dubravka Hrabar, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
  • Klaus Fiesinger, Regional Director for Southeast Europe, Hanns Seidel Foundation
  •  Iris Goldner Lang, UNESCO Chairholder, University of Zagreb


12.15 – 13.45           Panel I: The US Perspective

  • Refugees at Our Backyard: The Flight of Central Americans to the US:
    Challenges and Responses 
    Deborah Anker, Harvard University
  • History, Hysteria and Syrian Refugees
    Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple University
  • Externalization and its Limits: The Concentric Rings around the United States
    David Fitzgerald, University of California, San Diego


13.45 – 14.15           Coffee break


14.15 – 16.15           Panel II: The External Perspectives

  • The Principle of Non-criminalization of Irregular Migration in South America:
    The Case of Humanitarian Protection of Haitians in Brazil

    Diego Acosta, University of Bristol, and Lieselot Vanduynslager, Leuven University
  • Navigating through Legal Categories and Rights: International Protection and
    Syrians in Turkey

    Saime Ozcurumez, Bilkent University
  • EU Cooperation with Third Countries: From Values to Interests
    Daniel Thym, University of Konstanz
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Unpacking the Drivers of Migration
    to Europe in 2015

    Heaven Crawley, Coventry University



DAY TWO: December 9, 2016



09:30 – 10.00           Keynote speech  

  • Anna Schmidt, Representative of the European Commission

10.00 – 11.30           Panel III: The European Union Perspective - Part I

  • Refugees in Europe and the Changing Paradigm of EU Law
    Iris Goldner Lang, UNESCO Chairholder, University of Zagreb
  • A Critique of EU Refugee Crisis Management: On Law, Policy and Decentralization
    Nika Bačić Selanec, University of Zagreb
  • States' Responsibility and Solidarity in EU Asylum Law
    Philippe de Bruycker, Université Libre de Bruxelles

11.30 – 12.00           Coffee break

12.00 – 13.30           Panel IV: The European Union Perspective - Part II

  • Free Riding Instead of Solidarity: An Attempt to Interpret Hungary’s (Anti)Refugee Policy in the Frame of Global and Regional Suggestions for Responsibility Sharing
    Boldizsar Nagy, Central European University
  • Reframing Solutions to the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Humanitarian Visas as an Individual Right Under EU Law
    Violeta Moreno-Lax, Queen Mary University of London
  • “Humanitarian Corridor”: Unacceptable State of Exception or Alternative
    Approach to Migration?
    Neža Kogovšek Šalamon, Peace Institute


13.30           Concluding Remarks


13.40           Catered lunch



UNIT 7 - Immigration for Purposes of Work and Study
Friday, 16 December, 9.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor) 
Learning objectives:
Learn and understand the scope of rights granted by EU law to third-counry nationals for purposes of work and study.
Please skim through before class (optional):
d) Directive 2011/98 on a single applcation procedure for a single permit for TCNs to reside and work in th territory of a MS (EU Single Permit Directive)                                                                                                                                                                                   



UNIT 8 - Family reunification of EU citizens - NOTICE THE CHANGE OF DATE!
Monday, 19. December, 9.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor)

Learning objectives:

Understand the status of TCN family members of EU citizens according to the case-law of the CJ, Treaty provisions and Directive 2004/38 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States.

Please read the following cases:

            C-60/00 Carpenter

            C-109/07 Akrich

            C-127/08 Metock

           C-34/09 Ruiz Zambrano

            C-256/11 Dereci


- Materails distributed in class

- Books (listed in the alternative):

a) P. Craig and G. de Burca, EU Law, OUP, Oxford, 2003; pp. 739-744

b) C. Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU, OUP, Oxford, 2005.; pp. 284-290  

There will be no lecture on 20 January.

UNIT 9  - Legal Protection of Climate Migrants  AND Practice of Legal Analysis as Exam Preparation

Friday, 27 January, 9.00, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom no. V (ground floor) 
Learning objectives:
Learn and understand who is a climate migrant. Learn and practice legal analysis as exam preparation.
As a preparation for this class, please revise and bring the materials used in Unit 4 - The concept of a refugee in EU law. Furthermore, please read the following texts:



These units will not be covered.

Family Reunification of TCNs 

Learning objectives:
Learn and understand the family reunification rights of third-country nationals.  
Please skim through before class:


EU Visa Policy
Learning objectives:
Learn and understand the functioning of EU visa policy.
Please read before class:
Please skim through before class: 


Learning objectives:
Learn and understand the functioning and development of the Common European Asylum System.
Please read before class:

1. Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Title V, Articles 78-80

2. European Commission, Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions : An Open and Secure Europe  - Making it Happen, COM(2014)154, 11 March 2014 :

3. EASO, Annual Report on the situation of Asylum in the European Union, 2013, in particular Executive Summary and Important Developments at EU Level :

4. Council of the European Union, Extract from the 26-27 June 2014 European Council Conclusions concerning the area of Freedom, Security and Justice and some related horizontal issues, OJ C 240/13, 24.7.2014  (the Strategic Guidelines) :

5. Garlick, M (2014) : Strengthening refugee protection and meeting challenges : The European Union’s Next Steps On Asylum, Migration Policy Institute Policy Brief , June 2014 :

6. Collett, E (2014), The EU’s Strategic Guidelines on Migration: Uncontentious Consensus, But Missed Opportunity :

7. Guild, E., Costello, C., Garlick, M., Moreno-Lax, V. and Carrera, S: New approaches, alternative avenues and means of access to asylum procedures for persons seeking international protection, Study for the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, PE509.989, October 2014, in particular the Executive Summary:



EU Asylum Procedure
Learning objectives:
Learn and understand the functioning of the EU asylum procedure and the asylum procedure in Croatia. Learn and understand the functioning of the Dublin System.
Please read before class:
ECtHR Case Hirsi, Jamaa and Others v. Italy, 23 February 2012  - Please take a look particularly at page 6 and pages 60-80 of the case






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