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The Rise and Fall of International Law in the Post-Lisbon AFSJ Legislation Cycles

Fahey, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-2603-5300 (2021). The Rise and Fall of International Law in the Post-Lisbon AFSJ Legislation Cycles (City Law School Research Paper 2021/10). London, UK: City Law School, City, University of London.


The article focuses on the output and incidence of international law in adopted AFSJ law-making for the period between 2009−14 and 2014−19, with particular emphasis upon asylum and immigration law. The article thus overall shows an initially rising but subsequently falling ‘international’ influence upon EU AFSJ directives and regulations. International law usage is significant even in times of populism or times of crisis-related law-making, particularly as to asylum and immigration law. However, the waning presence of international law also arguably indicates the development of the AFSJ as a booming legal field, where there is an operationalization of a vast field of new actors, institutions, and systems through EU law. This account demonstrates how the EU shows a tangible intent to permit the influence of international law upon the AFSJ which supports well its general efforts to participate and engage as a global legal actor.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright the author, 2021.
Publisher Keywords: AFSJ, International law, EU law, Asylum & Immigration law, EU international relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > CLS Working Paper Series
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
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