p. 55724. The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: EU justice and home affairs law and policy
- Marios CostaMarios CostaSenior Lecturer in Law, The City Law School, City, University of London
- and Steve PeersSteve PeersProfessor of Law, University of Essex
This chapter examines the European Union (EU) home affairs law and policy, known in EU law as ‘the area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ)’. It discusses the provisions of EU law on immigration and asylum (refugees and subsidiary protection) regulating the entry and residence of non-EU citizens, distinguishing between legal and unauthorised entry (controls at the border and expulsion and detention of irregular migrants), and the protection given to third -country nationals by a range of legislative measures. It also introduces the legal framework for the EU’s criminal justice policies, including the link between substantive criminal law and other EU policies.