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European Law
Immigration and Asylum Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at immigration and European lawyers. It aims to explore the development and substantive content of the idea of a pan-European citizenship. What does it mean to be an EU citizen? How does it square with traditional concepts of natural citizenship and what limits has EU membership imposed on the ability of member states to decide their own policies around nationality? What implications might EU law for the continuing row over prisoner voting rights?

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what it meant by EU Citizenship;
  • Know who can be an EU Citizen;
  • Know the various sources of law from which the concept has developed;
  • Understand the relationship between EU Citizenship and the free movement of workers;
  • Know what rights being an EU Citizen gives a person;
  • Know what limitations EU Citizenship imposes on the powers of member states.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Treaty on European Union Arts 9, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 45, 49, 56;
  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on Free Movement and the EU Citizen 15, 21, 39, 44, 40, 43, 46, 45;
  • Rottmann v Bavaria Case C-135/08;
  • Baumbast Case C-413/99;
  • Citizenship (Free Movement) Directive 2004;
  • Hirst v UK (No 2) (2006) 42 EHRR 41;
  • Scoppola v Italy (No. 3) - 126/05 [2012] ECHR 868.

This immigration podcast with Aidan O’Neill QC from Matrix chambers explores the development of the concept of EU Citizenship from the original founding ‘free movement of workers’ principles contained in the Treaty of Rome. This podcast also explores the recent controversy concerning prisoner voting rights and how EU law might complicate the situation for member states wishing to restrict the franchise.

Podcast added: 01/06/12

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