The article explores the right to access to justice within the field of immigration law. Two main drivers are at stake in this area: the increasing relevance of individual fundamental rights and the impact on national procedural rules determined by the interaction of both EU and EChR principles on fair procedure and effective remedy. Both aspects may lead to the strengthening of the discretionary role of the judge when allocating immigration claims, pushing him to interpret national procedural provisions in a way consistent with the Eu law. The process certainly questions the respect of the principle of legal certainty, although some safeguards may apply.
Keywords: Access to justice; Immigration; Fundamental Rights; Right to an Effective Eemedy; Art. 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of EU; National Procedural Autonomy