Title Constitutionalising the Security Union
Subtitle Effectiveness, Rule of Law and Rights in Countering Terrorism and Crime
Author Sergio Carrera, Valsamis Mitsilegas
ISBN 9789461386434
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 158
Book size 165 x 242 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
Published in India by Brookings Institution Press
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This book provides a multidisciplinary examination of the critical issues and challenges associated with the EU’s initiative to build a Security Union, particularly in relation to common policies adopted at the Member State level aimed at countering terrorism and crime. It delves into EU efforts to support cross-border investigations, the exchange of information and international cooperation, taking stock of the effects on freedom and privacy.

The various contributions offer key research findings, which contributed to the European Commission’s 2017 Comprehensive Assessment of EU Security Policy. They identify and explore the main constitutional dilemmas facing the Security Union concerning EU standards enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty and the commitments undertaken in the context of the EU Better Regulation agenda. Hence, this timely examination of EU security policies sheds light on their effectiveness, proportionality, fundamental rights and societal implications.


Foreword (Julian King)

Introduction (Sergio Carrera and Valsamis Mitsilegas)

Part I. Cross-Border Criminal Investigations and Preventive Justice

Chapter 1. The Security Union as a paradigm of preventive justice: Challenges for citizenship, fundamental rights and the rule of law (Valsamis Mitsilegas)

Chapter 2. Two crucial challenges in cross-border criminal investigations (Anne Weyembergh)

Chapter 3. Old and new challenges to European criminal justice (Petra Bárd)

Chapter 4. Reviewing the effectiveness of EU counter-terrorism policies (Fiona de Londras)

Chapter 5. The Radicalisation Awareness Network: Producing the EU counterradicalisation discourse (Diana Davila Gordillo and Francesco Ragazzi)

Part II. EU Information Access and Exchange, and International Cooperation

Chapter 6. Security of the interstice and interoperable data sharing: A first cut (Deirdre Curtin)

Chapter 7. International cooperation and the exchange of personal data: Safeguarding trust and fundamental rights (Evelien Brouwer)

Chapter 8. A Security Union in full respect of fundamental rights: But how effectively respectful?
(Gloria González Fuster)

Chapter 9. Will more data bring more security? Remarks on the Security Union approach to interoperability (Reinhard Kreissl)

Chapter 10. Cross-border access to electronic evidence: Policy and legislative challenges (Katalin Ligeti and Gavin Robinson)

Part III. Conclusions

Chapter 11. Constitutionalising the Security Union (Sergio Carrera and Valsamis Mitsilegas)

List of Abbreviations

List of Contributors

Annex. Programme of the Policy Workshop co-organised by CEPS and DG HOME

About the Editors:

Sergio Carrera is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme at CEPS in Brussels and a part-time Professor at the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute in Florence.

Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European Criminal Law, Dean for Research (Humanities and Social Sciences) and Head of the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Target Audience:

People interested in Security and Defence Studies.

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