Diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law course is designed for a range of working professionals. The course provides a detailed overview of the Irish Immigration and Asylum Law landscape.
Who is this course suitable for?
- HR specialists (For immigration compliance).
- Charities providing immigration support.
- Law firm caseworkers (Paralegals, legal executives, Solicitors).
- International Student Officers from Colleges/Schools/Universities.
- Private Sector workers generally; large consulting firms who advise on Tax and Immigration for relocation and corporate services.
- Relocation advisory firms.
- Law students/graduates thinking of expanding their interests, or those unsure as to apply for a Masters straight away, or those who want an “in-between” qualification.
- Immigration Advisors/Consultants.
- Those with a general interest, or looking to make a change.
- Solicitors/Barristers for CPD purposes.
James is a Case Processing Legal Panel Member in the International Protection Office of the Department of Justice. He is a member of the UK Immigration Law Practitioners Association, the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and an Associate Member of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges.
He is the founder and writer of the Immigration Case Law Digest published by Reuters Round Hall Publishing, and the founder and inaugural President of the Immigration and Asylum Law Society at Queen Mary University of London.
His particular areas of interests are EU Treaty Rights law and practice in Ireland, comparative asylum law and procedures, Gender and LGBTQI+ issues in immigration and asylum practice, and the role of health issues in asylum and deportation.
Weekly breakdown of Diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law
Week 1 Overview of Diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law in Ireland
• State bodies and functions
• Who is subject to Immigration control?
• Sources of Law
• Political, Cultural and Socio-Economic issues in the immigration debate
• Discussion – Open Borders v Closed Borders
Week 2 Entry into and Permission to Remain in the State
• Entry into the State
• Change of Status/Variation of Conditions – Section 4(7)/ Executive Discretion
Week 3 Residence in the State – Specific Administrative Schemes
• Students & Graduates
• Family Members of Irish Nationals/Lawful Residents
• Long Term Residence
• De Facto Partners
• Domestic Violence
• Religious/Volunteer Purposes
Week 4 – Removal from the State (Deportation)
• Powers of Deportation – Immigration Act 1999
• Section 3 “Notice of Intent to Deport”
• Revocation of Deportation Order (Section 3(11) application)
• Effects of Deportation Order – Valid for life
• Challenging a Deportation Order
• Exclusion Orders
Week 5 – Citizenship and Naturalisation
• Who is an Irish citizen?
• Birth-right citizenship
• 2004 Constitutional Amendment
• Revocation of naturalisation
• Specific requirements for naturalisation
Week 6 – EU Treaty Rights: Directive 2004/38/EC
• Scope of 2004 Directive
• Who is an EU national?
• Right of Entry and Residence for three months
• Right of residence for more than three months • Permanent Residence
• Retention of rights of residence
Week 7 – Free Movement of Persons TWO – Derivative Rights of Residence
• What are derivative rights of residence under EU law?
• Categories of residence
Week 8 – Employment Permits
• Employment Permit Legislation
• Categories of Permits
• Redundancy and Family Residence Rights (Spousal permit)
• Grant, Refusal and Revocation of EP
Week 9 – Refugee Status
• What is International Protection?
• Refugee Status
• Dublin III Transfers
• Application process; Initial Interview and Substantive Interview
• Decision(s): Refusal; Appeal to International Protection Appeals Tribunal
Week 10 – Subsidiary Protection & Permission to Remain
• What is Subsidiary Protection
• Three grounds for Subsidiary Protection
• Application process
• Refusal; Appeal to International Protection Tribunal
• Permission to Remain (PTR)
Suggested Reading & Material
Immigration and Citizenship Law, John Stanley (2017) Round Hall.
Immigration and Asylum Law, Clayton & Firth (2018), OUP.
International Protection Act 2015, Annotated (2019), Clarus Press.
The Law of Refugee Status, Hathaway & Foster (2014) CUP
The Refugee in International Law, Goodwin-Gill, McAdam 3rd Ed. (2007) (4th Ed, coming 2020).