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Upon successful completion of this module, diligent students should be able to:
i. Identify the key principles underpinning migration law at the international, European and national level;
ii. Demonstrate knowledge of the different legal regimes pertaining to an individual’s migration status within Ireland;
iii. Consider the politics of migration within international, European and domestic settings;
iv. Evaluate the effectiveness or otherwise of human rights protections for different categories of migrants;
v. Comprehend, discuss , challenge and/or justify the functions and purpose of migration controls at the international, European and national level.
This content is indicative and is subject to change due to legal developments.
Focusing on Ireland, this module engages with three cross-cutting themes that will provide students with fascinating insights into issues of migration law in Ireland and the European Union.
Theme One Conceptualising Irish Migration Law: We explore the sources of migration law in the Irish legal system, focusing on the interaction of international, European Union and Irish law. Different forms of legal migrant status: asylum seeker, refugee, economic/labour migrant, irregular migrant, will be introduced. We also discuss the role of borders and the issue of entry of migrants into Ireland.
Theme Two Protection from Persecution and Serious Harm: We examine Ireland's system of asylum, refugee and protection law. With a detailed focus on the International Protection Act 2015 (as amended), the issue of Ireland's responsibility for determining a protection claim, the legal grounds that must be proved in order for a person to be granted protection in Ireland, as well as the procedures for claiming protection.
Theme Three Labour Migration and Deportation: We analyse entry into Ireland for the purposes of labour/employment, exploring legal and administrative processes for entry and settlement in Ireland. WIthin our final lecture, we discuss the issue of deportation and removal of migrants from Ireland.
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Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: 1000 word blog post on issues pertaining to migration law.||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Open-Book Exam: The exam will be completed on the day of its release. Students will have seven hours to complete this open-book exam. Precise timing tbc, but likely Saturday, 24 April 2021.||Week 12||Yes||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Individual Feedback on Learning (Throughout the Semester): Should students require feedback on their learning for this module, then students are encouraged to self-assess their learning, and seek clarification by asking a question on Brightspace discussion boards OR arranging an individual virtual consultation during office hours. Group class feedback on Blog-Post: Students will be provided with group feedback and a provisional grade on the blog post within 20 working days after submission, by Friday, 19 March 2021 (to be confirmed). At this stage, individual feedback cannot be provided on the Blog-Post grade. Group class feedback on Open Book Examination: This will be available on the take-home examination and available to students once the University releases your final grade for this module, and the School of Law directs feedback be provided. At this stage, individual feedback cannot be provided on the Examination grade. Individual feedback on the blog post and/or take-home examination: This will be available once grades are final. You will receive information on the process for obtaining individual feedback on your assessments for this module in June/July 2021, via Brightspace.