Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security in continuum in Europe.

A research project funded by the European Union.
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WP2: Cross-border legal dilemmas of the internal/external security continuum PDF Print E-mail

The primary objective of the work package is to document and analyze the challenges to European legal thinking brought by the caused by the internal/external security continuum and to generate political recommendations to address them. This objective comprises several sub-objectives:

  • A documentation and analysis of the evolution of the concept of security implicit in European legal principles.
  • An analysis of the correspondence between internal/external security continuum onto its premises and consequences in European law.
  • An analysis of the principles of exceptionalism in European law as they relate to security across the internal/external continuum.
  • A documentation and analysis of the ethical premises for limiting access and exchange of information.
  • A documentation and analysis of the nature and scope of national values related to EU constitutional debate.
  • A study of the ways in which the changing articulation of internal and external security, and its materialization on electronic borders, relates to the EC legal framework.
  • A mapping of the legal guarantees in hands of the individual confronting the borders (EU citizens and third country nationals) as embodied by the European Community law, and as interpreted by the European Court of Justice’s jurisprudence.