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El Dridi upside down: a case of legal mobilization for undocumented migrants’ rights in Italy
in journal: Tijdschrift voor Bestuurswetenschappen en Publiekrecht

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Release year: 2016
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Return Directive, cjeu
During the first four months of 2011 Italian courts referred an extraordinary number of requests for preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the interpretation of the Return Directive. The Court ruled on the first of these references on 28 April 2011, when decided on the case of El Dridi. This judgment found Italian criminal provisions on undocumented migrants inconsistent with European standards and pressured the Italian government to reform the Italian Alien Law.