22 Feb 2016

Irregular Migration, Trafficking and Smuggling of Human Beings

Policy Dilemmas in the EU

Sergio Carrera / Elspeth Guild

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Editors: Sergio Carrera and Elspeth Guild

The expert contributors to this edited volume, representing a multidisciplinary selection of academics, examine the treatment of irregular migration, human trafficking and smuggling in EU law and policy. The various chapters explore the policy dilemmas encountered in efforts to criminalise irregular migration and humanitarian assistance to irregular immigrants. The book aims to provide academic input to informed policy-making in the next phase of the European Agenda on Migration.

In his Foreword, Matthias Ruete, Director General of DG Home Affairs of the European Commission, writes: “This initiative aims to stimulate evidence-based policy-making and to bring fresh thinking to develop more effective policies. The European Commission welcomes the valuable contribution of this initiative to help close the wide gap in our knowledge about the smuggling of migrants, and especially the functioning of smuggling networks.”

Sergio Carrera is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. He is also Associate Professor/Senior Researcher the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands). Elspeth Guild is Jean Monnet Professor ad personam of European Migration Law at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and Queen Mary, University of London. She is an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and a partner at the London law firm Kingsley Napley.