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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

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Edited by: Maria Fletcher, Ester Herlin-Karnell, Claudio Matera

ISBN13: 9781138828575
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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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 politics.

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EU Law
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 Inès 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, Università 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 Léonard
18. Cyber-crime regulation or data Protection but keeping the author, Helena Carrapiço, 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 Matera