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Professor Steven Peers

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Professor Steven Peers
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    5S.6.8, Colchester Campus

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    Mondays 12:00 - 13:00

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Biography

Steve Peers received a B.A. (Hons.) in history from McMaster University (Canada) in 1988, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1991, an LL.M. in EU Law from the London School of Economics in 1993, and a Ph.D from the University of Essex in 2001. His research interests include EU Constitutional and Administrative, Justice and Home Affairs, External Relations, Human Rights, Internal Market and Social Law. He has written over fifty articles on many aspects of EU law in journals including the Common Market Law Review, European Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Yearbook of European Law and the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, as well as many chapters in books. He has worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and the Council of Europe, and contributed to the work of NGOs such as Amnesty International, Justice, Statewatch, ILGA-Europeand the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA). Steve Peer's Google Scholar profile Steve Peer's Linkedin profile He has given oral and written testimony to the House of Lords and House of Commons EU Select Committees on numerous occasions and has been a consultant for the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Commission. He has also been a consultant for or contributor to the work of a number of human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International, Statewatch, Justice, Redress and the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

European Union Law constitutional and administrative law, including human rights justice and home affairs law external relations law employment law internal market law, particularly the free movement of EU citizens

International Human Rights Law

Public International Trade Law

Data Protection Law

Current research

The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of EU Law (for Cambridge University Press)

The Unravelling of EU Law: Differentiation in the EU Legal Order (for Hart/Bloomsbury)

Teaching and supervision

  • European Human Rights Law (LW223)

  • European Union Law and Human Rights (LW504)

  • Public International Trade Law (LW611)

Publications

Chapters (30)

Peers, S., (2018). The Method and Processes of Treaty Amendments. In: The Oxford Principles of European Union Law volume 1: The European Union Legal Order. 9780199533770

Peers, S., (2017). Immigration, asylum and human rights in the European union. In: Research Handbook on EU Law and Human Rights. 439- 450. 9781782546405

Peers, S., (2016). EU Immigration and Asylum Law. In: A Companion to European Union Law and International Law. 519- 533. 9781119037712

Peers, S., (2016). Europe to the Rescue ? EU Law, the ECHR and Legal Aid. In: Access to Justice: Beyond the Policies and Politics of Austerity. 53- 68. 9781849467346

Peers, S., (2015). EU Migration Law and the EU/Turkey Association Agreement. In: Rights of Third-Country Nationals under EU Association Agreements. 202- 222. 9789004277892

Peers, S. and Prechal, S., (2014). Article 52: Scope and Interpretation of Rights and Principles. In: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: a commentary. 1455- 1522. 9781849463089

Peers, S., (2014). The EU's political institutions. In: European Union Law

Peers, S., (2014). Immigration and asylum. In: European Union Law

Peers, S., (2012). Family Reunion and Community Law. In: Europe's Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice. 9780191699771

Peers, S., (2011). EU Justice and Home Affairs Law (non-civil). In: The Evolution of EU Law. 9780199592975

Peers, S., (2008). EU Migration Law and Association Agreements. In: Justice, Liberty, Security: New Challenges for EU External Relations. 53- 87. 9789054874720

Peers, S., (2007). The Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice Over EC Immigration and Asylum law: Time for a Change?. In: Whose Freedom, Security and Justice? EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy. 85- 108. 9781841136844

Peers, S., (2006). The Schengen Information System and EC immigration and asylum law. In: Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union: Implementation of the Hague Programme 2004. 172- 192. 978-90-6704-225-3

Peers, S., (2005). The Contribution of an EU Fundamental Rights Agency to Civil and Political Rights. In: Monitoring Fundamental Rights in the EU: The Contribution of the Fundamental Rights Agency. 111- 130. 9781847310057

Peers, S., (2005). EC Law on family members of persons seeking or receiving international protection. In: The Challenge of Asylum to Legal Systems. 83- 105

Peers, S., (2005). Governance and the Third Pillar: The Accountability of Europol. In: Good Governance and the European Union: Reflections on Concepts, Institutions and Substance. 253- 276. 9789050953818

Peers, S., (2004). EU Immigration and Asylum Law: Internal Market Model or Human Rights Model?. In: EU Law for the Twenty-First Century: Volume 1, Rethinking the New Legal Order. 345- 360. 9781847311214

Peers, S., (2004). Illegal Immigration and EU External Relations. In: Irregular Migration and Human Rights. 193- 219. 9789004140110

Peers, S., (2003). The Treaty of Nice and the Treaty Structure: Repainting the Pillars?. In: The Treaty of Nice and Beyond Enlargement and Constitutional Reform. 239- 269. 9781847310064

Peers, S., (2003). The European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights: Comparative Approaches. In: Judicial Comparativism in Human Rights Cases. 107- 129

Peers, S., (2002). EU Borders and Globalisation. In: In Search of Europe?s Borders. 45- 66. 9789041119773

Peers, S., (2002). Access to Information on EU External Relations and Justice and Home Affairs. In: Increasing Transparency in the European Union?. 209- 229. 90-6779-168-7. 978-90-6779-168-7

Peers, S., (2002). From Maastricht to Laeken: the Political Agenda of Openness and Transparency in the European Union. In: Increasing Transparency in the European Union?. 7- 33. 90-6779-168-7. 978-90-6779-168-7

Peers, S., (2002). Fundamental Right or Political Whim? WTO Law and the European Court of Justice. In: The EU and the WTO: Legal and Constitutional Aspects. 111- 130. 9781841131993

Peers, S., (2001). Aliens, Workers, Citizens or Humans? Models for EU Migration Law. In: Implementing Amsterdam: Immigration and Asylum rights in EC Law. 291- 308. 9781841131160

Guild, E. and Peers, S., (2001). Deference or Defiance: The Court of Justice?s Jurisdiction over Immigration and Asylum. In: Implementing Amsterdam: Immigration and Asylum rights in EC Law. 267- 289. 9781841131160

Peers, S., (2000). EC Frameworks of International Relations: Cooperation, Partnership and Association. In: The General Law of EC External Relations. 160- 176. 9780421590700

Peers, S., (2000). Fragmentation or Evasion in the Community?s Development Policy?: The Impact of Portugal v. Council. In: The General Law of EC External Relations. 100- 112. 9780421590700

Peers, S., (1999). Human Rights in the Context of the Third Pillar. In: The EU and Human Rights. 168- 186. 9780198298069

Peers, S., (1998). Raising Minimum Standards, or Racing to the Bottom? The Commission's Proposed Migration Convention. In: The Legal Framework and Social Consequences of Free Movement of Persons in the European Union. 149- 166. 9789041110732

Journals (91)

Peers, S., (2016). Migration, Internal Security and the UK's EU Membership. The Political Quarterly. 87 (2)

Hervey, T. and Peers, S., (2016). Brexit and health services. Clinical Medicine. 16 (2)

Peers, S., (2015). BENEFITS FOR EU CITIZENS: A U-TURN BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE?. The Cambridge Law Journal. 74 (02)

Peers, S., (2015). Irregular Migrants: Can Humane Treatment be Balanced against Efficient Removal?. European Journal of Migration and Law. 17 (4)

Peers, S., (2015). Benefits for EU citizens: A U-turn by the Court of Justice?. The Cambridge Law Journal. 74 (02)

Peers, S., (2014). Reconciling the Dublin system with European fundamental rights and the Charter. ERA Forum. 15 (4)

Emerson, M., Blockmans, S., Peers, S. and Wriglesworth, M., (2014). British Balance of Competence Reviews, Part II: Again, a Huge Contradiction between the Evidence and Eurosceptic Populism. EPIN Papers (40)

Carrera, S., Guild, E., Eisele, K., Ruhs, M., Ryan, B., Cholewinski, R., Triandafyllidou, A., Kahanec, M., Acosta Arcarazo, D., Gabriel, C., Fullerton, M., Groenendijk, K., Peers, S., Popova, N. and Desiderio, MV., (2014). Rethinking the Attractiveness of EU Labour Immigration Policies: Comparative Perspectives on the EU, the US, Canada and Beyond

Peers, S., (2013). Towards a New Form of EU Law?: The Use of EU Institutions outside the EU Legal Framework. European Constitutional Law Review. 9 (01)

Peers, S., (2013). Equal Treatment of Atypical Workers: A New Frontier for EU Law?. Yearbook of European Law. 32 (1)

Peers, S., (2013). European integration and the European Union Act 2011: an irresistible force meets an immovable object?. Public Law. 58 (1)

Peers, S., (2013). Towards a New Form of EU Law?: The Use of EU Institutions outside the EU Legal Framework. European Constitutional Law Review. 9 (01)

Peers, S., (2013). A. Court of Justice. COMMON MARKET LAW REVIEW. 50 (2)

Peers, S., (2012). Transfer of International Protection and European Union Law. International Journal of Refugee Law. 24 (3)

Peers, S., (2012). The 'Opt-out' that Fell to Earth: The British and Polish Protocol Concerning the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Human Rights Law Review. 12 (2)

Peers, S., (2012). An EU Immigration Code: Towards a Common Immigration Policy. European Journal of Migration and Law. 14 (1)

Peers, S. and Costa, M., (2012). Court of Justice of the European Union (General Chamber), Judicial review of EU Acts after the Treaty of Lisbon; Order of 6 September 2011, Case T-18/10 Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Others v. Commission & Judgment of 25 October 2011, Case T-262/10 Microban v. Commission. European Constitutional Law Review. 8 (01)

Peers, S., (2012). Legislative Update 2011, EU Immigration and Asylum Law: The Recast Qualification Directive. European Journal of Migration and Law. 14 (2)

Peers, S. and Costa, M., (2012). Accountability for Delegated and Implementing Acts after the Treaty of Lisbon. European Law Journal. 18 (3)

Peers, S., (2012). The Stability Treaty: Permanent Austerity or Gesture Politics?. European Constitutional Law Review. 8 (03)

Peers, S., (2012). Immigration, Asylum and the European Union charter of fundamental rights. Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Europe. 24

Peers, S., (2012). The Future of EU Treaty Amendments. Yearbook of European Law. 31 (1)

Peers, S., (2012). Sanctions for Infringement of EU Law after the Treaty of Lisbon. European Public Law. 18 (1)

Hinarejos, A., Spencer, JR. and Peers, S., (2012). Opting Out of EU Criminal Law: What is Actually Involved?. University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper (25)

Peers, S., (2011). The Rebirth of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. 13

Peers, S., (2011). Legislative Update EU Immigration and Asylum Law 2010: Extension of Long-term Residence Rights andAmending the Law on Trafficking in Human Beings. European Journal of Migration and Law. 13 (2)

Peers, S., (2011). The EU Charter of rights and the right to equality. ERA Forum. 11 (4)

Peers, S., (2011). The Constitutional Implications of the EU Patent. European Constitutional Law Review. 7 (02)

Peers, S., (2011). The Rebirth of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. 13

Peers, S., (2011). Mission accomplished? Eu justice and home affairs law after the treaty of Lisbon. Common Market Law Review. 48 (3)

Peers, S., (2011). The Constitutional Implications of the EU Patent. European Constitutional Law Review. 7 (2)

Peers, S., (2010). Legislative Update, EC Immigration and Asylum Law: The New Visa Code. European Journal of Migration and Law. 12 (1)

Peers, S., (2010). Legislative Update, EC Immigration and Asylum Law: The New Visa Code. European Journal of Migration and Law. 12 (1)

Peers, S., (2010). Divorce, European Style: The First Authorization of Enhanced Cooperation. European Constitutional Law Review. 6 (03)

Peers, S., (2010). Non-regression Clauses: The Fig Leaf Has Fallen. Industrial Law Journal. 39 (4)

Peers, S., (2010). Supremacy, equality and human rights: comment on kücükdevect (C-555/07). European Law Review. 35 (6)

Peers, S., (2010). Legislative Update, EC Immigration and Asylum Law: The New Visa Code. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW. 12 (1)

Peers, S., (2010). Divorce, European Style: The First Authorization of Enhanced Cooperation. European Constitutional Law Review. 6 (03)

Peers, S., (2009). Legislative Update: EC Immigration and Asylum Law Attracting and Deterring Labour Migration: The Blue Card and Employer Sanctions Directives. European Journal of Migration and Law. 11 (4)

Peers, S., (2009). Legislative Update: EC Immigration and Asylum Law, 2008: Visa Information System. European Journal of Migration and Law. 11 (1)

Peers, S., (2009). Legislative Update: EC Immigration and Asylum Law Attracting and Deterring Labour Migration: The Blue Card and Employer Sanctions Directives. European Journal of Migration and Law. 11 (4)

Peers, S., (2009). Free Movement, Immigration Control and Constitutional Conflict. European Constitutional Law Review. 5 (02)

Peers, S., (2009). EC immigration law and EC association agreements: fragmentation or integration?. EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW. 34 (4)

Peers, S., (2009). Free Movement, Immigration Control and Constitutional Conflict. European Constitutional Law Review. 5 (02)

Peers, S., (2008). Legislative Update: EU Immigration and Asylum Competence and Decision-Making in the Treaty of Lisbon. European Journal of Migration and Law. 10 (2)

Peers, S., (2008). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union: SIS II. European Journal of Migration and Law. 10 (1)

Peers, S., (2008). In a World of Their Own? Justice and Home Affairs Opt-Outs and the Treaty of Lisbon. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. 10

Peers, S., (2008). The Community?s Criminal Law Competence: The Plot Thickens. European Law Review. 33

Peers, S., (2008). EU Criminal Law and the Treaty of Lisbon. EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW. 33 (4)

Peers, S., (2008). Finally 'Fit for Purpose'? The Treaty of Lisbon and the End of the Third Pillar Legal Order. Yearbook of European Law. 27 (1)

Peers, S., (2008). The European Community's criminal law competence: The plot thickens. EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW. 33 (3)

Peers, S., (2007). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 9 (2)

Peers, S., (2007). Salvation outside the church: Judicial protection in the third pillar after the pupino and segi judgments. Common Market Law Review. 44 (4)

Peers, S., (2007). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 9 (4)

Peers, S., (2006). Bosphorus – European Court of Human Rights. European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst). 2 (03)

Peers, S., (2006). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 8 (1)

Peers, S., (2006). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 8 (3)

Peers, S., (2006). Double Jeopardy and EU Law: Time for a Change?. European Journal of Law Reform. 8

Peers, S., (2005). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 7 (1)

Peers, S., (2005). The Future of the EU Judicial System and EC Immigration and Asylum Law. European Journal of Migration and Law. 7 (3)

Peers, S., (2005). Human Rights, Asylum and European Community Law. Refugee Survey Quarterly. 24 (2)

Peers, S., (2004). Criminal suspects’ rights and EU Law. ERA Forum. 5 (4)

Peers, S., (2004). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 6 (3)

Peers, S., (2004). Mutual recognition and criminal law in the European Union: Has the Council got it wrong?. Common Market Law Review. 41 (1)

Peers, S., (2004). The European Union and Substantive Criminal Law: Reinventing the Wheel. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law. 33

Peers, S., (2004). Implementing Equality? The Directive on long-term resident third-country nationals. European Law Review. 29 (4)

Peers, S., (2003). Eu Responses to Terrorism. International & Comparative Law Quarterly. 52 (01)

Peers, S., (2003). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 5 (3)

Peers, (2003). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 5 (1)

Peers, S., (2003). EU Responses to Terrorism. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 52 (1)

Peers, S., (2002). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 4 (3)

Peers, S., (2002). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 4 (1)

Peers, (2002). Key Legislative Developments on Migration in the European Union. European Journal of Migration and Law. 4 (1)

Peers, S., (2001). Immigration, Asylum and the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights. European Journal of Migration and Law. 3 (2)

Peers, S., (2001). The new Regulation on access to documents: A Critical Analysis. Yearbook of European Law. 21 (1)

Peers, S., (2000). II. Justice and Home Affairs. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 49 (01)

Peers, S., (2000). The EC-Switzerland Agreement on Free Movement of Persons: Overview and Analysis. European Journal of Migration and Law. 2 (2)

Peers, S., (1999). Caveat Emptor? Integrating the Schengen Acquis into the European Union Legal Order. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. 2

Peers, S., (1999). Banana Split: WTO Law and Preferential Agreements in the EC Legal Order. European Foreign Affairs Review. 4 (2)

Peers, S., (1998). Child protection: An obstacle to free trade?. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 20 (2)

Peers, S., (1998). Common Foreign and Security Policy 1998. Yearbook of European Law. 18 (1)

Peers, S., (1998). National Security and European Law. Yearbook of European Law. 16 (1)

Peers, S., (1998). Who?s Judging the Watchmen? The Judicial System of the Area of Freedom Security and Justice. Yearbook of European Law. 18 (1)

Peers, S., (1998). Building Fortress Europe: the Development of EU Migration Law. Common Market Law Review. 35 (6)

Peers, S., (1997). Border in channel: Continent cutoff. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 19 (1)

Peers, S., (1996). Towards equality: Actual and potential rights of third-country nationals in the European Union. Common Market Law Review. 33 (1)

Peers, S., (1996). Living in Sin: Legal Integration in the EC-Turkey Customs Union. European Journal of International Law. 7 (3)

Peers, S., (1995). From Cold War to Lukewarm Embrace: The European Union' Agreements with the CIS States. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 44 (04)

Peers, S., (1995). An Ever Closer Waiting Room: the Case for Eastern European Accession to the European Economic Area. Common Market Law Review. 32

Peers, S., (1995). From Cold War to Lukewarm Embrace: the European Union's Agreements with the CIS States. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 44 (4)

Peers, S., (1995). Reform of the European Community's Generalised System of Preferences: A Missed Opportunity. Journal of World Trade. 6

Books (12)

Peers, S., (2016).EU Justice and Home Affairs Law: Volume I: EU Immigration and Asylum Law (Fourth Edition). Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780198776833

Peers, S., (2016).EU Justice and Home Affairs Law: Volume II: EU Criminal Law, Policing, and Civil Law (Fourth Edition). Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780198776840

Peers, S., Moreno-Lax, V., Garlick, M. and Guild, E., (2015).EU Immigration and Asylum Law (Text and Commentary): Second Revised Edition Volume 3: EU Asylum Law. Brill/Nijhoff. 9789004222243

Barnard, C. and Peers, S., (2014).European Union Law. Oxford University Press

Peers, S., Ward, A., Hervey, T. and Kenner, J., (2014).The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: a commentary. Beck/Hart Publishing

Peers, S., Guild, E. and Tomkin, J., (2014).The EU Citizenship Directive: a commentary. Oxford University Press. 0198705239

Peers, S., Guild, E., Arcarazo, DA., Groenendijk, K. and Moreno-Lax, V., (2012).Eu immigration and asylum law. 9789004222236

Peers, S., Guild, E. and Tomkin, J., (2012).EU Immigration and Asylum Law (Text and Commentary): Second Revised Edition. Volume 1: Visas and Border Controls. Martinus Nijhoff. 9789004222229

Peers, S., Guild, E., Acosta, D., Groenendijk, K. and Lax, VM., (2012).EU Immigration and Asylum Law (Text and Commentary): Second Revised Edition. Volume 2: EU Immigration Law. Martinus Nijhoff. 9789004222236

Peers, S., (2011).EU Justice and Home Affairs Law. Oxford University Press. 9780199604906

Peers, S. and Rogers, N., (2006).EU immigration and asylum law: Text and commentary. 9004153748

Peers, S. and Ward, A., (2004).The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Politics, Law and Policy. Hart Publishing. 9781841134499

Conferences (1)

Peers, S., (2005). OPERATIONAL COLLABORATION ON JUSTICE, SECURITY AND POLICING IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

Grants and funding

2017

Brexit and UK and EU Immigration Policy

Economic & Social Research Council

Contact

speers@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873719

Location:

5S.6.8, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Mondays 12:00 - 13:00