Netherlands: How national immigration law contaminates freedom of movement for EU citizens: resolving paradoxes of equality
(Forschungsarbeit - Niederlande - Englisch)
Anfang 05/02/2013 - 15:30
Ende 05/02/2013 - 17:15
Veranstaltungsort Thomas van Aquinostraat 6, room 6.01.10., Nijmegen
Organisator Centre for Migration Law
On 5 February 2013, Jeremy Bierbach (legal advisor on immigration and PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam) will give a presentation on the subject 'How national immigration law contaminates freedom of movement for EU citizens: resolving paradoxes of equality’.
The presentation will go into some of the pitfalls encountered by EU citizens making use of their freedom of movement in the Netherlands, particularly when they wish to bring their third-country national (non-EU citizen) family members with them. He will present the results of a freedom of information request for the work instructions issued to clerks at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) for dealing with Union citizens and their family members, and point out in which ways these reveal how national application of Union law can be 'contaminated' by the policy concerns of national immigration law. At the same time, these reveal how the government of the Netherlands may sincerely be attempting to comply with the ban, enshrined in Union law, on discrimination based on nationality.