The handbook is the first comprehensive guide to European law on asylum, borders and immigration. It takes into account the case law of the ECtHR and that of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). It also refers to applicable EU regulations and directives, as well as the European Social Charter (ESC) and other Council of Europe instruments. The handbook is aimed at lawyers, judges, prosecutors, border guards, immigration officials and others working with national authorities, as well as non-governmental organisations and other bodies that may be confronted with legal questions in the areas covered by the handbook. The guide will be available in English, French, German and Italian. Spanish, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Hungarian and Polish versions will follow later this year. This second practical handbook builds on the experience of the first joint project between the two institutions which led to the publication of the Handbook on European non-discrimination law in 2011.
- Opening speech by Mr Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights (pdf)
- Opening speech by Morten Kjaerum, Directory of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights
- Speech by My Oliver Beer, UNHCR Representation to the European Institutions in Strasbourg (pdf)
- Speech by Mr Jacek Chlebny, President of the Regional Administrative Court in Warsaw (pdf)
- Concluding remarks by M. François Crépeau, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants (pdf)
You can download the handbook here: Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration >>