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Upon successful completion of this module, diligent students should be able to:
i. Consider the law and politics of migration and borders within international, European, and domestic settings.
ii. Evaluate the effectiveness or otherwise of human rights protections for different categories of migrants.
iii. Critically explore aspects of labour migration law.
iv. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of refugee law.
v. Comprehend, discuss, and challenge the functions and purpose of migration controls at the international, European and national level.
This content is indicative of what this module will explore in 2023, and is subject to change due to legal developments.
This module engages with two key themes that will provide students with fascinating insights into issues of migration law. The module will commence with an introductory lecture on sources of migration law and borders. The module then examines:
Theme One Labour Migration Law: We examine international human rights and migrant workers, labour migration law in Ireland, and the rights of persons who are undocumented in the Irish legal system.
Theme Two The Refugee Definition: Protection from Persecution: We explore issues such as entry into the EU for the purposes of lodging a refugee claim, along with the ‘Dublin System’. With a detailed focus on the International Protection Act 2015 (as amended), the issue of Ireland's responsibility for determining a refugee claim, the legal grounds that must be proved for a person to be granted refugee status in Ireland, exclusions from refugee protection, as well as the procedures for claiming protection in Ireland.
The module concludes with a select exploration of Deportation and Removal Law in Ireland.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: A two hour closed book end of trimester examination. Those sitting the exam will be provided with an indication of exam topics throughout the module.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• 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 and/or arranging an individual consultation during office hours. Group class feedback on Examination (100%): Group feedback will be available on the examination and available to students once the University releases your final grade for this module, and the School of Law directs feedback be provided in June 2023. Individual feedback on the take-home examination: After results are released, you will have an opportunity to receive individual feedback. This will be available once grades are final. You will receive information on the process for obtaining individual feedback on your exam for this module in late June 2023, via Brightspace.