Asylum, immigration, free movement of people

A unique access to UE law and policies

The project is a unique website which offers easy and rapid access to EU law, case laws and news in the fields of asylum, immigration and free movement of people.

Over the last 15 years, the EU has adopted a significant number of Directives and Regulations in the field of immigration and asylum. This legislative activity is accompanied by a growing number of case law issued by the Court of justice of the EU. It complements a dense set of rules and case law adopted in the field of free movement of people since the late 60's.

This legal framework creates rights for migrants and obligations for national authorities. However, this set of rules is in practice poorly known by professionals and practitioners. As a consequence, migrants, asylum seekers or refugees’ rights may be violated or remained unimplemented.

The project aims at offering professionals and practitioners easy and rapid access to EU law and case laws in the fields of asylum, immigration and free movement, in order to:

  • Help a large set of professionals and practitioners to get acquainted and remain updated with EU immigration and asylum rules
  • Enhance a “European reflex” when it comes to asylum and immigration
  • Ensure that migrants, asylum seekers and refugees are recognised as a subject of law.

To do so, the website offers rapid and easy access to:

  • Primary source of law: users have an immediate access to the main EU rules in the field of immigration, asylum and free movement of people..
  • European Court of justice case law: all case laws regarding EU immigration and asylum rules as well as main case law regarding free movement are uploaded on the website.. It is designed to enable users to immediately know whether EU provisions have been interpreted or not.
  • Other relevant documents: the website offers access to a series of documents which may help practitioners and professionals in their daily job (International conventions; European Commission communications; reports;…).

While primarily devoted to practitioners, the scope of the Website is clearly wider. Hence, it targets five main categories of users.

  • Legal practitioners (judges, lawyers, national administrations, NGOs, trade unions, social workers, international organisations…),
  • European and national decision makers (European Commission, European Parliament, national Parliaments, Council of the European Union, national Ministries, Embassies, Permanent representations…),
  • Academics and researchers,
  • Journalists,
  • Citizens.


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