© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157181611X571286 European Journal of Migration and Law 13 (2011) 201–218 brill.nl/emil Legislative Update EU Immigration and Asylum Law 2010: Extension of Long-term Residence Rights and Amending the Law on Traﬃcking in Human Beings Steve Peers School of Law, University of Essex, UK 1. Overview The year 2010 (the ‘survey period’) saw some further development of the Euro- pean Union (‘EU’) legislative framework for immigration and asylum, most nota- bly as regards amendments of the EU’s visa list, the adoption of new rules on long-term visas, the formal adoption of the legislation establishing the European Asylum Support Oﬃce, and agreement on some legal migration legislation fol- lowing the extension of qualiﬁed majority voting to this area by the Treaty of Lisbon. This survey focuses in greater detail on the agreement on legislation con- cerning the extension of long-term residence rights to refugees and persons with subsidiary protection (s. 2) and the agreed changes to the criminal law rules gov- erning traﬃcking in human beings (s. 3). In particular, in the area of visas and border controls , the main development was, as already noted, the adoption of two Regulations amending the EU’s
European Journal of Migration and Law – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
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