Litigation for Migrants’ Rights before the CJEU

Litigation for Migrants Rights before the CJEU
Outside the European Court of Justice, Katarina Dzurekova, CC-BY-2.0

The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Litigation for Migrants’ Rights before the Court of Justice of the EU: The Cases of Italy and the UK

Tuesday 29 November 2016
5pm – 6pm

David Hume Tower · Room LG.09
George Square · Edinburgh EH8 9JX

Virginia Passalacqua
PhD Candidate in European Union Law
European University Institute

Why do national courts refer questions to the Court of Justice of the EU? Can civil society organisations play a role in these referrals? In this research, I argue that they can play a role and show how they have done so in order to foster migrants’ rights protection. Putting the socio-political context of the preliminary rulings centre stage and relying on interviews with people involved in the proceedings, my research offers an innovative account of judicial law-making in the field of EU migration law. In this presentation, I will discuss findings from a case study on the rights of irregular migrants in Italy that I conducted in 2015-2016 and some preliminary insights from a second case study on family members of Union citizens in the UK that I am conducting at the moment.

Nataliya Muzyka | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

This event was originally titled: The Judicially Constructed Legal Status of Third-Country National Migrants


Virginia PassalacquaVirginia Passalacqua
European University Institute

Virginia Passalacqua is PhD Candidate in European Union Law at the European University Institute. Her research focuses on the political role of courts and how citizens and migrants can operate with them to protect their rights.

Nataliya MuzykaNataliya MuzykaEdinburgh Europa Institute Logo (@MN000ST)
The University of Edinburgh

Nataliya Muzyka is Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group and PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research compares the influence of the European Union on democratisation processes in Poland and Ukraine.