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European Law
Immigration and Asylum Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at immigration practitioners or those interested in the rights attaching to the principle of free movement within the EU. It explores who qualifies for the initial 3 month residency period, who is a dependant relative for the purposes of the Directive and what if any restrictions can be placed on the rights of those seeking to reside in a host state beyond 3 months. This podcast also addresses issues about expulsion of foreign nationals from a host member state.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how the broad free movement principles are augmented by EU secondary legislation;
  • Understand the relevant periods of time within which an EU citizen may reside unrestricted by member states;
  • Be aware of the concept of a dependant relative;
  • Understand the relevant restrictions on EU citizens and their dependant relatives in relation to access to member state social security systems;
  • Understand the circumstances and restrictions on member states power of expulsion;
  • Understand the powers of member states to keep EU citizens within the country.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Citizenship Directive 2004/58/EC;
  • Patmalniece (FC) () v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2011] UKSC 11;
  • Re Donatella Calfa (Case C-348/96);
  • Land Baden-Württemberg v Panagiotis Tsakouridis Case C 145/09.

This immigration podcast with Aidan O’Neill QC from Matrix Chambers explores how the EU Treaty’s overarching free movement principles are in practice established by member states. The Citizenship Directive 2004 enshrines the basic rights and entitlements of EU citizens when exercising their free movement rights to reside in a foreign host state.

Podcast added: 01/06/12

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