The EU Return Directive – Retour à la «case départ»?

  • Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf


The EU Return Directive has been adopted 10 years ago. The following article analyzes whether the system that has been created has met the objectives set in 2008. It will especially focus on shortcomings hat can be illustrated by CJEU judgments. The 2018 proposal for a recast of the Directive will also be studied. The article comes to the conclusion that it will be inevitable to go back to the start and think about a better legal regime tackling the issue of returning irregular migrants.

Migrationsrecht | droit des migrations | diritto della migrazione | migration law