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Dr Anthony Valcke

Founder and Legal Supervisor

EU Rights Clinic

Anthony Valcke teaches and convenes EU Migration Law

Anthony Valcke convenes and teaches the masters-level module on EU Migration Law and the skills course on EU advocacy.  He also founded and supervises the EU Rights Clinic, the first law clinic to specialise in EU law, which was set up by the University of Kent in Brussels in collaboration with the European Citizen Action Service.

Anthony received his PhD in Comparative Law from the Università di Palermo (Italy). He has studied law at King's College London and the Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and holds a Master in European Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has practiced law with Clifford Chance and Baker & McKenzie in London and Brussels (1998-2005). He then worked for the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative in Liberia and the Philippines (2006-2012).

He is qualified as a solicitor in England and is also a member of the Brussels and Palermo bars. He currently works as an independent legal consultant specialising in EU and immigration issues.

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‘The EU Rights Clinic at the University of Kent in Brussels’, in Alberto Alemanno and Lamin Khadar (eds), Reinventing Legal Education in Europe: How Clinical Education is Reforming the Teaching and Practice of Law (Cambridge University Press 2017, forthcoming)

‘Who does not belong here anymore? A statistical snapshot of Member States’ practices’ in H. Verschueren (ed), Residence, Employment and Social Rights of Mobile Persons - On How EU Law Defines Where They Belong (Intersentia 2016)

‘The Rule of Law: Its Origins and Meanings’ in Christopher Bates & James Ciment (eds), Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia (ME Sharpe Publishing 2013).

‘Five Years of the Citizens Directive in the UK – Part 2’, Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law, Vol 25(4) (2011).

‘Five Years of the Citizens Directive in the UK – Part 1’, Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law, Vol 25(3) (2011).

‘The United Kingdom’ in ECAS (ed), Comparative Study on the Application of Directive 2004/38, PE 410.650, Committee on Legal Affairs, European Parliament (2009). 

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EU Rights Clinic Refers Sweden to European Commission for Breach of Free Movement Rules

14th November 2017

Brussels, 14 November 2017 Today, the EU Rights Clinic has submitted a complaint to the European Commission against Sweden for the refusal of the Swedish tax authorities to issue a personal identification number – 'personnummer' – to EU citizens and … Continue reading

Call for evidence: Comprehensive sickness insurance in the UK

02nd March 2017

Have you or your family been refused permanent residence in the UK because you did not have private healthcare insurance? The EU Rights Clinic would like to hear from you! ***Watch this video for a summary of the problem (from 16:45)*** At present, … Continue reading

“5 Takeaways on Brexit”: Read Our Study on Brexit and Citizens' Rights

28th February 2017

Since the Brexit vote in June 2016, a number of studies have looked into the financial and economic impact of Brexit, but none has undertaken a thorough analysis of the consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU for citizens' rights. With more … Continue reading

Call for Evidence: Problems with Personnummer in Sweden

01st December 2016

Are you facing problems in getting your personnummer? Are you an EU citizen who is unable to register your residence in Sweden? The EU Rights Clinic can help! In Sweden, getting a personummer is essential to lead a normal life in the country. … Continue reading

Expulsion Helpdesk: EU Rights Clinic and Europe4People join forces to help EU citizens in Belgium

22nd March 2016

Have you received an EXPULSION ORDER from the Belgian Immigration Office? Is your residence status under investigation? Are you worried about your situation and you do not know what to do? Don't panic! But don't delay in getting help! The Helpdesk for EU … Continue reading

EU Rights Clinic helps respected university professor to continue teaching in UK after being told to leave by Home Office

02nd March 2016

The EU Rights Clinic has successfully helped an award-winning senior associate professor in psychology to obtain a residence card despite the Home Office rejecting his first application and telling him he should make arrangements to leave the UK or face deportation. … Continue reading

EU Rights Clinic Helps EU Citizens to Appeal Belgian Expulsion Orders

22nd May 2015

The EU Rights Clinic has assisted a Greek citizen to appeal successfully against a decision to expel him from Belgium. In a judgment delivered on 13 March 2015, the Belgian Immigration Appeals Council annulled an expulsion order that had been … Continue reading

UK Government to Recognise Family Member Residence Cards from April 2015

15th March 2015

*Updated 17 April 2015* The UK Government has laid regulations before Parliament that will give effect to the ruling in Case C-202/13 McCarthy. On 16 March 2015, the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulation 2015 SI No 694 were laid before Parliament … Continue reading

Seven Strategies to Improve the Free Movement of Persons

21st October 2014

EU Rights Clinic and ECAS launch Right to Move Campaign  The EU Rights Clinic and ECAS have launched the Right to Move campaign, which consists in advocating for seven strategies to improve the free movement of persons in the EU. … Continue reading

The EU Rights Clinic: One Year On

11th February 2014

The UK is at the forefront of countries where EU citizens experience problems when exercising their right of free movement. In the twelve months since its establishment, the EU Rights Clinic has received over 60 requests for assistance. 44% of the … Continue reading

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