Achilles Skordas participates in Commentary project on European Immigration and Asylum Law
10 December 2010
Professor Achilles Skordas, along with fifteen other authors has contributed to a Commentary on European migration law. The Commentary on EU Immigration and Asylum Law, edited by Kay Hailbronner, and published by C.H. Beck, Hart, and Nomos (1568 pages), fills a major gap in the academic writing on immigration and asylum law.
The Commentary on EU Immigration and Asylum Law, edited by Kay Hailbronner, and published by C.H. Beck, Hart, and Nomos (1568 pages), fills a major gap in the academic writing on immigration and asylum law. The book offers students and researchers, immigration and asylum practitioners, judges, non-governmental organizations, and policy-makers the first complete article-by-article analysis in English of all major normative acts, which were adopted in the framework of the Common European Asylum System (CAES) and the more limited in scope common European immigration scheme.
The team of contributing authors comprises academics, practitioners, administration officials, and junior researchers from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
The Commentary analyses the following Directives and Regulations:
- Regulation listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders
- Schengen Borders Code
- Directive on family reunification
- Directive on the admission of students
- Directive on the admission of researchers
- Directive on the victims of trafficking
- Directive on sanctions against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals
- Directive on the status of long-term residents
- Directive on highly qualified third country nationals
- Directive on temporary protection in the event of mass influx
- Directive on the reception of asylum seekers
- Directive on the Qualification and status of refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection
- Directive on asylum procedures
- Dublin Regulation
- Return Directive
Professor Hailbronner mentions in his introduction:
“It is the purpose of this commentary to provide assistance to courts, administrative authorities and the civil society involved in the interpretation of the existing European immigration and asylum rules, primarily to apply properly such rules and, if necessary, to improve the existing rules in a second stage of legislation. The common method employed in this book is the German type of commentary, article by article, in order to explain the content of each provision, always keeping in mind that the existing rules provide a large scope for different interpretations and a substantial margin for implementation of such rules in national law”.