General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introduction To The European Migration Law
Language English
Module lecturer dr Julia Wojnowska - Radzińska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 10-IEML-w-erasm


The lectures are held on Wednesday at 11.30-13.00 in the classroom 4.2 CIN on the 4th floor, al. Niepodległości 53. The first lecture will be held on the 4th of October 2023.


Module aim (aims)

The course aims to provide the students with solid basic knowledge necessary to understand the role of migration law and scope of its application in the European Union. It presents the European and the international legal regimes on migration as applicable to the territories of the Member States of the European Union. Apart from exploring the substantive rules on migration in Europe as developed within EU and treaty law, the course focuses on the interplay between the different legal spheres and their impact on the legal position of individual migrants.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Students attending the course are expected to be familiar with the basic knowledge of the European migration law. Students should know and understand the main principles of the European migration law and understand basic terms. They should also have skills in reading and understanding legal acts and case law.


Week 1 A brief historic survey of the European Migration LawWeek 2 Introduction to basic concepts concerning the European Migration LawWeek 3 Sources of the European Migration LawWeek 4 Movement of persons in the EU Week 5 Detention and restrictions on freedom of movementWeek 6 Free movement of EU Citizens and members of their familiesWeek 7 Free movement of third country nationals under EU law and the ECHRWeek 8 Protection of settled migrants under Article 8 of the ECHRWeek 9 The directive on long-term residentsWeek 10 Workers, students and researchers from third countriesWeek 11 Protection of refugeesWeek 12 The right to asylum and the principle ofnon-refoulement Week 13 Procedural safeguards and legal support in asylum and return cases (1)Week 14 Procedural safeguards and legal support in asylum and return cases (2)Week 15 Exam

Reading list

P. Boeles, M. den Heijer, G. Lodder, K. Wouters, European Migration Law, Intersentia, Antwerp-Oxford-Portland 2009.A. Baldiccini, Whose freedom, security and justice?: EU immigration and asylum law and policy, Oxford 2007.N. Walker, Europe's area of freedom, security and justice, Oxford 2004.