After the Speeches of the EUWEB Key Staff Member, Anna Oriolo and the EUWEB Leader Module, Prof. Teresa Russo, today’s training course was concerned with verifying whether the European Union’s migration policies could constitute a crime against humanity and whether the EU measures protect the most vulnerable people.

Valeria Bolici, Former International Prosecutor at the EULEX-Kosovo and International Prosecutor at the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) has developed interesting reflections on the configurability of this type of crime by highlighting the most problematic aspects of the 2019 Submission to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

On the other hand, Elena Melfi, Criminal and Immigration Lawyer, Legal Counsel before the Juvenile Court of Salerno, dealt with the protection of unaccompanied foreign minors by explaining the role, functions and methods of appointment of the tutor.

At the end, the open debate helped to highlight how the belief that the Union’s migration policies have gaps in the protection of migrants in general and of the most vulnerable people in particular is widespread.

 For the contents of the lectures, see the section The Module/Didactic Materials on our home page.




Today’s Course focused on the terrible crime of trafficking in human beings, underlining all its critical issues, such as primarily the configuration of the crime.


The Speeches of the EUWEB Leader Module, Prof. Teresa Russo and the EUWEB Key Staff Member, Anna Oriolo highlighted the multiplicity of international, European and EU sources that helped define the type of crime, as well as how this crime still produces great concern in the Western Balkans Countries.


Then, Francesco Schiaffo, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Law, Department of Legal Sciences (UNISA), addressed the delicate issue of the migrant as a victim and as the author of the crime by questioning some aspects of Italian substantive law, while Prof. Gaspare Dalia, EUWEB Key Staff Member was concerned with the procedural aspects of the proof of crimes.


Finally, Amarilda Lici, Immigration Lawyer, Court of Naples, dealt with the protection tools of the trafficking victim through the analysis of some practical cases which confirmed on one hand the sad reality of trafficking and on the other hand the difficult prosecution of this crime in trials.


The conclusive discussion allowed for a broad debate on the political, economic and social issues behind the trafficking in human beings.


For the contents of the lectures, see the section The Module/Didactic Materials on our home page.


Today Lecture gave great emphasis to the EU Strategies against Irregular Migration and the Role of Balkan Countries thanks to the introduction of the EUWEB Leader Module, Professor Teresa Russo.
Then, Rossana Palladino, Ph.D., Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor of EU Law and EU Migration Law, Department of Legal Sciences, Jean Monnet Module Leader “Asylum-Seekers Protection Under Evolution (Pro-Asyl)”, dealt with the EU Return Policy which lays down the detention of migrants, as one of the most critical issues.
Afterwards, Simona Libera Scocozza, Criminal and Immigration Lawyer, Legal Adviser of the Italian Parliament, Fellow Researcher in Comparative Law, Department of Political Sciences and Communication, deeply analyzed the measures adopted by the Italian State in the case of irregular migrants that are divided into two main categories: refoulement and expulsions of irregular foreigners. 

The open debate among the participants allowed to underline the most recent interventions on the subject of externalization of borders and of the suspension of expulsion procedures because of the emergency COVID-19.

For the contents of the lectures, see the section The Module/Didactic Materials on our home page.


The EUWEB Staff is very delighted with the results of today Lecture.
After the introduction of the EUWEB Leader, Professor Teresa Russo, e Professor Anna Oriolo, EUWEB Key Staff Member, on the “Asylum and International Protection in the European Union”, Laura Ferrara, Member of the European Parliament, Vice Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee and Full Member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, Rapporteur of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common procedure for international protection in the Union, underlined gaps and deficiencies of the European asylum policy after the umpteenth tragedy occurred in the Mediterranean in 2015, and the decision of the European Commission to present a package of legislative proposals to reform the entire Common European Asylum System (CEAS).
Then, Mauro Tringali, President of the Criminal Chamber of the Vallo della Lucania Court, Former Member of the Special Chamber on Immigration, International Protection, and the Free Movement of EU persons of the Salerno Court investigated the topic of inclusion from a judicial perspective, analyzing the current system for international protection within Italy’s legal order.
The open debate among the participants of the EUWEB Module completed the discussion on the evolution of this overlapping discipline of international, EU and national law.

For the contents of the lectures, see the section The Module/Didactic Materials on our home page.