Philippe De Bruycker


Contact details:

39, avenue Franklin Roosevelt, CP 172
1050 Bruxelles, Belgique
Tél. : (32) 2 650 38 90
E-mail : debruyck@ulb.be 

Short bio:

Professor Philippe De Bruycker is a lawyer specialised in European Immigration and Asylum Law, Free movement of European citizens and comparative aliens law. He is teaching and researching in those fields at the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. He coordinates the Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe which he founded in 1999. He is also Jean Monnet Chair for European Law on Immigration & Asylum.

From 2001 till 2003, he was principal adviser at the European Commission in the DG Home Affairs in charge of drafting proposals for directives on immigration. He also works as an expert and trainer for different institutions (European Parliament, UNHCR, IOM, ICMPD,…) and is at the origin of the European Asylum Curriculum (EAC) used by the EU to train asylum case officers. After having published extensively on issues of constitutional and administrative law as Head of the Centre for Public Law in ULB till 1999, his several books and articles now focus on Immigration and Asylum Law with a special emphasis on its EU dimension.
From 2012 to 2016, he was the Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute in Firenze, Italy.

His most recent and important publications include:

  • From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0.:Towards a New European consensus on migration, with M. de Somer and J.-L. De Brouwer, Edts Emil Vergels, December 2019.
  • The Challenge of Detention to Refugee Protection, 35(1), refugee Survey Quartely, 2016.
  • Reforming the Common European Asylum System: the new European Refugee Law, with V. Chetail and F. Maiani, Edts Brill-Nijhoff, 2016.
  • Code annoté du Droit (belge) des étrangers, La Charte, 2012.
  • External dimensions of European Immigration and Asylum Policy, edited with M.-C. Foblets and M. Maes, Edts Bruylants, 2011.
  • Immigration and Asylum Law of the EU : Current Debates/ Actualité du Droit européen de l’immigration et de l’asile, under the supervision of/sous la direction de Jean-Yves CARLIER and/et Philippe DE BRUYCKER (Bruylant 2005).
  • The Emergence of a European Asylum Policy/L’émergence d’une politique européenne d’asile, Brussels, Edts Bruylant, 2004.
  • The Emergence of a European Immigration Policy/L’émergence d’une politique européenne d’immigration, Brussels, Edts Bruylant, 2003.
  • Les régularisations des étrangers illégaux dans l’Union européenne/ Regularisations of Illegal immigrants in the European Union, Edts Bruylant, Brussels, 2000.
  • « Le sort du troisième pilier de l’Union européenne : asile, immigration, contrôle des frontières, lutte contre la criminalité, collaboration policière et judiciaire », Union européenne : quels défis pour l’an 2000 ?, F. DEHOUSSE, J. VAN DAMME, et L. LE HARDY DE BEAULIEU, Bruxelles, Presses interuniversitaires européennes, 1998, p. 85.
  • « D’un système européen d’asile vers un droit européen des réfugiés », Europe and refugees : a challenge ?, J-Y. CARLIER et D. VANHEULE (éd.), Kluwer, 1997, p. 159.
  • « L’impact du droit européen sur la loi du 15 décembre 1980 », Revue du droit des étrangers, 1996, p. 703



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