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Migration Law

Migration Law

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Report on the application of Directive 2004/81 on residence permits for victims of trafficking COM (2010) 493 final

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directive 2004/81 on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities


Measures against illegal employment Directive 2009/52/EC

Directive 2009/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 providing for minimum standards on sanctions and measures against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals

This Directive establishes that cooperation among Member States should be strengthened to tackle illegal immigration. In particular measures against illegal employment should be intensified at Member State and EU level.


Defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence Council Directive 2002/90/EC

Council Directive 2002/90/EC of 28 November 2002 defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence

The Directive defines assisting irregular migration.  It requires that Member States apply appropriate penalties against those who attempt, instigate or commit the infringement of assisting irregular migration procedures.

It punishes assisting irregular migration for financial gain no matter whether a criminal organisation is involved or not.


Preventing the facilitation of unauthorised entry Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA

Council Framework Decision of 28 November 2002 on the strengthening of the penal framework to prevent the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence

This framework decision establishes a common action for European Union countries to prevent violations relating to the facilitation of illegal immigration, illegal employment, trafficking in human beings and the sexual exploitation of children.
The framework decision provides minimum rules for penalties, liability of legal persons and jurisdiction.