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The Return Directive 2008/115/EC
European Implementation Assessment
This EPRS European Implementation Assessment is based on two external studies: 1) a study evaluating the implementation of the Return Directive in ten selected Member States; 2) a study examining the external dimension of the Return Directive. It finds several protection gaps and shortcomings regarding the four key measures of the Return Directive – return decision, enforcement of the return decision, entry ban, and detention – which may lead to fundamental rights violations for irregular migrants. Moreover, EU return and readmission policy has increasingly resorted to informal cooperation in the external policy dimension. There have been, and continue to be, rule of law, fundamental rights, budgetary and external affairs implications flowing from the pursuit, conclusion and implementation of EU readmission agreements and agreements having equivalent effect with third countries.
This research built upon the work done by the Odysseus Network in this field, in particular the REDIAL project.
You can find the publication here!
Dr Katharina Eisele, Ex-Post Evaluation Unit
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