European Union law

An EU regulation complies to an European law. It is binding and applied in all member states of the European Union.

After its adoption, the regulation should be implemented in the regulations of the nation state.  Concerning its objective, it is binding, but every member state is free about the means it needs to implement it. Every regulation contains a transposition deadline. National judicial systems and the European Court of Human Rights have to garanty, that the regulation is applied in a uniform way, respecting the community legislation.

Regulations

European Convention on Human Rights: international treaty to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe

Dublin-II-Regulation: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 343/2003 of 18 February 2003, establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national

Dublin-II-Implement Regulation: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No. 1560/2003 of 2 September 2003,
laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 343/2003, establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national

Dublin-III-Regulation: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 604/2013 of 26 June 2013, establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a
third-country national or a stateless person (recast)

Eurodac-Regulation: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2725/2000 of 11 December 2000, concerning the establishment of ‘Eurodac’ for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective
application of the Dublin Convention

Eurodac-Implement regulation: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No. 407/2002 of 28 February 2002,
layin gdown certain rules to implement Regulation (EC) No 2725/2000 concernin gthe establish-
ment of ‘Eurodac’ for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin
Convention

Visa obligation: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 539/2001 of 15 March 2001, listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the
external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement

Frontex-Regulation: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2007/2004 of 26 October 2004, establishing  a  European  Agency  for  the  Management  of  Operational  Cooperation  at  the  External Borders of the  Member States of the European  Union

Regulation about Rapid Border Intervention Teams: REGULATION (EC) No 863/2007 OF THE of 11 July 2007, establishing a mechanism for the creation of Rapid Border Intervention Teams and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 as regards that mechanism and regulating the tasks and powers of guest officers

Biometrics in passports and travel documents: COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2252/2004
of 13 December 2004, on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by
Member States

Directives

Qualification directive: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004, on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted

Directive for minimum standards for reception: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/9/EC
of 27 January 2003, laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers

Directive for minimum standards for giving temporary protection: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001, on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on measures promoting a balance of efforts between Member States in receiving such persons and bearing the consequences thereof

Procedures Directive: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2005/85/EC of 1 December 2005, on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status

Directive for family reunification: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/86/EC of  22 September  2003, on  the  right  to family  reunification

Directive for protection of victims: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2004/81/EC of  29 April  2004, on  the  residence  permit  issued  to  third-country  nationals  who  are  victims  of  trafficking  in  human beings  or  who  have  been  the  subject  of  an  action  to  facilitate  illegal  immigration,  who  cooperate with  the  competent  authorities

Directive for long-term residents: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/109/EC
of  25 November  2003, concerning  the  status  of  third-country nationals  who  are  long-term  residents

Directive about the right to move freely: DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 29 April 2004, on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States amending Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 and repealing Directives 64/221/EEC, 68/360/EEC, 72/194/EEC, 73/148/EEC, 75/34/EEC, 75/35/EEC, 90/364/EEC, 90/365/EEC and 93/96/EEC

Directive for unauthorised entry, transit and residence: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2002/90/EC
of 28 November 2002, defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence

Directive for assistance on transit: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/110/EC of  25 November  2003, on assistance  in  cases of  transit  for the  purposes  of  removal by air

Directive about the minimum standards for reception of asylum seekers: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003, laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers

Directive for returning illegally staying third-country nationals: DIRECTIVE 2008/115/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 December 2008, on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals