SpringerBriefs in Law

The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe

Challenges for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Authors: Mitsilegas, Valsamis

  • Focuses exclusively on the legal aspects of criminalisation of migration in Europe
  • Includes in a concise format key arguments and up-to-date information on the evolving legal framework in the field
  • Accessible to both academics/researchers and students, but also to legal practitioners and policy makers
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This is the first monograph providing a comprehensive legal analysis of the criminalisation of migration in Europe. The book puts forward a definition of the criminalisation of migration as the three-fold process whereby migration management takes place via the adoption of substantive criminal law, via recourse to traditional criminal law enforcement mechanisms including surveillance and detention, and via the development of mechanisms of prevention and pre-emption. The book provides a typology of criminalisation of migration, structured on the basis of the three stages of the migrant experience: criminalisation before entry (examining criminalisation in the context of extraterritorial immigration control, delegation and privatisation in immigration control and the securitisation of migration); criminalisation during stay (examining how substantive criminal law is used to regulate migration in the territory); and criminalisation after entry and towards removal (examining efforts to exclude and remove migrants from the territory and jurisdiction of EU Member States and criminalisation through detention). The analysis focuses on the impact of the criminalisation of migration on human rights and the rule of law, and it highlights how European Union law (through the application of both the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and general principles of EU law) and ECHR law may contribute towards achieving decriminalisation of migration in Europe.

Reviews

“This book offers an analysis of EU laws and policies which is both comprehensive and detailed. It draws on the author’s extensive knowledge and expertise on EU criminal and immigration legislation. It also examines areas which have been largely neglected in migration and EU studies, like the FRONTEX agency and its legal mandate. … This book will be of interest to academics and practitioners who work on criminal law, immigration law, criminology, EU law and human rights.” (Ana Aliverti, Border Criminologies, law.ox.ac.uk, June, 2016)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Conceptualising the Criminalisation of Migration

    Mitsilegas, Valsamis

    Pages 1-3

  • Before Entry: Criminalisation as Prevention

    Mitsilegas, Valsamis

    Pages 5-45

  • In the Territory: The Use of Substantive Criminal Law to Regulate the Presence of Migrants

    Mitsilegas, Valsamis

    Pages 47-76

  • After Entry: Criminalisation as Risk Management, Detention and Removal

    Mitsilegas, Valsamis

    Pages 77-108

  • Decriminalising Migration in EU Law: Upholding Human Rights and the Rule of Law After Lisbon

    Mitsilegas, Valsamis

    Pages 109-110

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12658-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12657-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe
Book Subtitle
Challenges for Human Rights and the Rule of Law
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Law
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12658-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12658-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-12657-9
Series ISSN
2192-855X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 110
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