The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

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This book presents a collection of essays on key topics and new perspectives on the EU's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). Europe's area of freedom, security and justice is of increasing importance in contemporary EU law and legislation. It is worthy of special research attention because of its high-stakes content (particularly from an individual and a state perspective) and because its development to date has tangentially thrown up some of the most important and contentious constitutional questions in EU law. As the AFSJ becomes more and more intertwined with 'mainstream' EU law, this edited collection provides a timely analysis of the merger between the two. Showcasing a selection of work from key thinkers in this field, the book is organised around the major AFSJ themes of crime, security, border control, civil law cooperation and important 'meta' issues of governance and constitutional law. It also analyses the major constitutional and governance challenges such as variable geometry, institutional dynamics, and interface with rights around data protection/secrecy/spying. In the concluding section of the book the editors consider the extent to which the different facets of the AFSJ can be construed in a coherent and systematic manner within the EU legal system, as well as identifying potential future research agendas. The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice will be of great interest to students and scholars of European law and more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 31.75mm | 961.62g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138828572
  • 9781138828575
  • 1,773,055

About Maria Fletcher

Maria Fletcher is Senior Lecturer in European Law at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests lie in the field of EU AFSJ law and EU constitutional law more generally. She is co-author of the first book published in English on EU Criminal Law (Edward Elgar 2008, with Robin Loof and William Gilmore) and has undertaken funded research and published widely on EU criminal, immigration and asylum and citizenship law. Ester Herlin-Karnell is the co-director of the VU Centre For European Legal Studies, Professor and Research Chair in EU Constitutional Law and Justice). She holds a DPhil from Oxford University. She has published widely on AFSJ law. Her recent publications include a monograph on the Constitutional Dimension of European Criminal Law (Hart Publishing Oxford 2012). Claudio Matera is Assistant professor for the chair of International and European Law and Governance at the University of Twente ( NL). His research and publications focus the external dimension of the more

Table of contents

Introduction, Maria Fletcher, Ester Herlin-Karnell and Claudio Matera Part 1: The EU as an AFSJ 1. Are there autonomous concepts in AFSJ law? Massimo Fichera 2. Human rights and AFSJ law, Dorota Leczykiewicz 3. The relationship between the AFSJ and the citizen, Steve Peers Part 2: EU Criminal law 4. Mutual recognition principle and EU criminal law, Anne Weyembergh and Ines Armada 5. Constitutional challenges and EU criminal law, Anneli Albi 6. The European Public Prosecutor, Gerard Conway 7. HR and EU Criminal law, Valsamis Mitsilegas Part 3: Border controls, Immigration, Asylum and AFSJ paradigms 8. Frontex and border management, Jorrit Rijpma 9. The relationship between EU immigration law and the right to family life, Dora Kostakopoulou, University of Warwick and Ariadna Ripoll 10. International law standards and EU immigration and asylum law: Is the EU forging a new regime? Cathryn Costello Part 4: Civil law cooperation 11. Civil justice and the AFSJ, Eva Storskrubb 12. Civil law cooperation and the emergence of EU family law, TBC 13. Alternative Disputes Resolution and EU's civil law cooperation, Vesna Lazic Part 5: External dimension and impact 14. External impact of AFSJ law, Claudio Matera 15. EU Anti-terrorism policy - relations with the rest of the world, Sara Poli, Universita di Pisa 16. The EU's Counter-terrorism strategy and the transatlantic relationship, Ester Herlin-Karnell, VU University Amsterdam & Maria Fletcher Part 6: Legal challenges of network governance within the AFSJ 17. Growing role of agencies in the AFSJ, including external relations, Sarah Leonard 18. Cyber-crime regulation or data Protection but keeping the author, Helena Carrapico, Aston University and Benjamin Farrand, University of Strathclyde 19. Governance challenges facing the Court of Justice and the AFSJ, Henri de Waele Conclusion, Maria Fletcher, Ester Herlin-Karnell and Claudio Materashow more