This course covers the latest developments since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and the adoption of the so-called Stockholm Programme, in EU Asylum and Immigration Law and in EU Criminal Law, Policing, and Civil Law. It addresses new EU legislation, case law and operational developments since 2010 on internal border checks, external border controls, visa lists, litigation to obtain a visa, the Schengen Information System, the Visa Information System, family reunion, non-EU students, long-term residents, all aspects of refugee law (the definition of 'refugee' and subsidiarity protection, the rights of asylum-seekers, Member States' responsibility for asylum-seekers), irregular migrants' rights, fair trials legislation, the European Arrest Warrant, the European Investigation Order, crime victims' rights, and data protection. It also covers the institutional framework for these issues, the related human rights aspects, and the connections with other areas of EU law, like the free movement of EU citizens. Further, it analyzes EU civil law rules including new legislation on civil jurisdiction, insolvency, small claims, and cross-border family issues.

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