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Degrees BA: Single Cycle Master's Degree in Law at LUISS Guido Carli
II Level Master's Degree in Protection and Human Rights at "La Sapienza" University of Roma
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Brief description:Readmission of own nationals constitutes undoubtedly an existing obligation under customary international law. Its legal basis comes from the fundamental right to leave and return to one’s country, a right enshrined in many treaties, such as the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In this regard, Article 13(2) of the UDHR affirms that every single person has "the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his own country". Starting from such considerations, readmission agreements have been used for a long time as one of the main tools to tackle illegal immigration at bilateral, multilateral and EU level. Specifically, the EU readmission agreements (hereinafter, EURAs) are concluded between the EU and third countries, seeing an increasing role of the European Parliament since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon (Article 218 TFEU). Currently, the EU has concluded eighteen EURAs and, for other six countries, the Council has given the Commission a mandate to open negotiation processes. Additionally, within the EU legal framework, it is pivotal to mention Article 13 of the Cotonou Agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, concluded in 2000 by the EU, which declares that “each of the ACP States shall accept the return of and readmission of any of its nationals who are illegally present on the territory of a Member State of the European Union, at that Member State’s request and without further formalities”.
Methodology:The present study will primarily embrace a legal perspective, basing the analysis on the conceptual tools of EU migration and asylum law, together with public international law and international law of the Treaties. Nonetheless, the examination of different case studies (namely case studies related to France, Italy and Spain because of their considerable engagement in both formal and informal cooperation on readmission) and statistical data will be important elements to provide an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the objectives of the work. Furthermore, it is important to highlight that the analysis of EU cooperation on readmission at the bilateral and multilateral level principally relies on the essential contribute and works of Jean Pierre Cassarino. In addition, the thesis will benefit from an efficient interview-based investigation; for instance, the idea of the research is to conduct interviews with migrants, refugees, Agencies' representatives, Italian, Spanish and French authorities, and experts with a deep knowledge of the topic or a demonstrated in-the-field experience.
Keywords: cooperation with third countries, EU Asylum Law, EU Asylum Policy, External action, Migration, Competences, Coherence, Solidarity, Partnerships, international cooperation, READMISSION
Language(s) of writing: English
University of Tuscia
DISTU - Department of Law