Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of 5-year Single Cycle Master's Degree Programme on LAW
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Dott.ssa PUGLIESE Sara
First Semester
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Course description

Acquisition by the students of knowledge related to:
- the common immigration policy; - the substantial guarantees for European citizens and third-country nationals; - the guarantees of status and family relations in favor of European citizens and third-country nationals; - the procedural guarantees and safeguards for European citizens and third-country nationals; - the role of fundamental rights for European citizens and for migrants. The final goal of the course is to give students professional skills enabling them to work effectively in the Public Authorities in charge with ensuring the protection of citizenship and migrant rights and the organization of first-aid services for migrants.
The course attempts to offer the students:
Knowledge and Understanding
1)deep knowledge of EU citizenship rights and migrant rights; b) research methodologies of the laws and jurisprudence relating to citizenship rights and the rights of migrants; c) the ability to exercise EU law and case law on citizenship and migrants rights.
Applying Knowledge and Understanding
2) the ability to interpret EU law and jurisprudence on citizenship rights and migrant rights. The student will also develop the ability to understand the effects of such legislation on the national court system, the family relationship system and the procedural system. The profiles in question will help to provide professional tools for students who intend to hold direction and coordination positions in the Public Authorities in charge with ensuring the protection of citizenship and migrant rights and the organization of first-aid services for migrants
Making judgments
3) the ability to research acts, jurisprudence and doctrine in order to critically analyze the European legislation on citizenship rights and migrants' rights. The student will also acquire the ability to critically evaluate the effectiveness of the systems of protection of citizenship rights and migrant rights, as well as the systems of first reception of migrants.
4) the ability to discuss in a critical and thorough manner the issues concerning the European legislation on citizens rights and migrants' rights, to communicate with specialist interlocutors and professional figures on complex issues related to the defense of citizenship and rights of migrants and issues related to the first reception of migrants. The communicative abilities in question will be stimulated by presenting individual or group case studies;
Lifelong Learning skills
5) Critical learning and assessment skills related to issues related to citizenship rights and migrant rights, which will be verified by alternating frontal lessons with discussion of individual and group case studies where students will be asked to analyze legislation and EU jurisprudence, identifying its effects in terms of defending the rights and effectiveness of first aid interventions.


To understand the lessons and to achieve the learning objectives, students should obtain knowledge and skills related to the EU institutional, source, jurisdictional system


General issues (24 h): The "common immigration policy" after the Lisbon Treaty: lines of development and open issues; Substantial Guarantees: Long Foreigners; Refugee status; Social rights of third-country nationals; The integration of the foreigner; The transnational family; The right to family recognition.
Procedural guarantee (24 h)s: Non refoulement principle; Obligations of States in Asylum; The repatriation of the immigrant in an irregular residence; Administrative detention of irregular migrants; Fundamental rights in EU immigration and asylum law; Critical profiles of European immigration and asylum policies.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lesson


Following texts available on line:
M. Mouzourakis, More laws, less law: The European Union's New Pact on Migration and Asylum and the fragmentation of “asylum seeker” status, 7 January 2021;
J. Shaw, Citizenship: Contrasting Dynamics at the Interface of Integration and Constitutionalism, RSCAS 2020/33 Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies;
L. H. Abdou, From the Migration Crisis to the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. The Status Quo Problem, BRIDGE Network – Working Paper 11 February, 2021;
D. Ferri, G. Martinico, Revisiting the Ruiz Zambrano Doctrine and Exploring the Potential for its Extensive Application European Public Law, 2021;
I. Forcada Barona, Brexit and European Citizenship: Welcome Back to International Law, in the Spanish Yearbook of International Law, 2020;
M. van den Brink, Revising Citizenship within the European Union: Is a Genuine Link Requirement the Way Forward?, RSCAS 2020/76, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Learning assessment

21. Number of the exam phases: 1
22. Exam objectives: the exam is aimed to verify the knowledge and skills acquired by students, with particular reference to the ability to analyze and criticize the effectiveness of the systems of protection of citizenship rights and migrants rights and systems of first reception.
23. Exam methodology: oral exam
24. Timing: based on the Department exam calendar
25. Duration: 30 min
26. Typology: conversation
Final exam evaluation: the student will gain the minimum score when he will be able to demonstrate the acquisition of basic knowledge related to the of citizenship rights and migrants rights. The student will gain the maximum score when he when he
demonstrates to have achieved the expected results, according to the Dublin descriptors.

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