Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union: Implementation of the Hague Programme 2004 (Hardback)
  • Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union: Implementation of the Hague Programme 2004 (Hardback)

Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union: Implementation of the Hague Programme 2004 (Hardback)

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WhenJusticeandHomeAffairscooperationwasofficiallyintroducedintheEu- peanlegal orderby theTreaty ofMaastricht, severalnewpolicy fields slowly enteredEuropeanlaw:asylumandimmigrationlaw,criminallaw,policestudies. SincetheTreatyofAmsterdamthisnewpolicyareaisreferredtoastheAreaof Freedom,SecurityandJustice. Ithasbeendividedintotwomainsubjects:b- ders,visa,asylumandimmigration,andcivillawinthefirstpillar;andpoliceand judicialcooperationinthethirdpillar. Importantelementsarecommoncontrolsattheexternalbordersfollowingthe abolishmentofinternalcontrols. Asaconsequenceofthecompletionoftheint- nalmarketacommonvisa,asylumandimmigrationpolicyhasbeenputinplace. PolicecooperationbetweennationalauthoritiesandinthecontextofEuropolisan importanttoolforguaranteeingadequatesecurityconditionsforcitizensofthe MemberStates. Criminallawcooperationisnecessarytocombatcrime. ThroughtheTampereProgrammeof1999,theAreawasdevelopedatare- tivelyhighspeed. Eventssuchas11September2001and11March2004have illustratedtheneedandurgencyforclosecooperationincriminallawthroughout Europe,notleasttocombatterrorism. InNovember2004,theEuropeanCouncil launchedthefollow-upprogrammeof'Tampere'WhenJusticeandHomeAffairscooperationwasofficiallyintroducedintheEu- peanlegal orderby theTreaty ofMaastricht, severalnewpolicy fields slowly enteredEuropeanlaw:asylumandimmigrationlaw,criminallaw,policestudies. SincetheTreatyofAmsterdamthisnewpolicyareaisreferredtoastheAreaof Freedom,SecurityandJustice. Ithasbeendividedintotwomainsubjects:b- ders,visa,asylumandimmigration,andcivillawinthefirstpillar;andpoliceand judicialcooperationinthethirdpillar. Importantelementsarecommoncontrolsattheexternalbordersfollowingthe abolishmentofinternalcontrols. Asaconsequenceofthecompletionoftheint- nalmarketacommonvisa,asylumandimmigrationpolicyhasbeenputinplace. PolicecooperationbetweennationalauthoritiesandinthecontextofEuropolisan importanttoolforguaranteeingadequatesecurityconditionsforcitizensofthe MemberStates. Criminallawcooperationisnecessarytocombatcrime. ThroughtheTampereProgrammeof1999,theAreawasdevelopedatare- tivelyhighspeed. Eventssuchas11September2001and11March2004have illustratedtheneedandurgencyforclosecooperationincriminallawthroughout Europe,notleasttocombatterrorism. InNovember2004,theEuropeanCouncil launchedthefollow-upprogrammeof'Tampere':theHagueProgramme,along withadetailedActionPlaninJune2005. ThedepartmentofEuropeanLawoftheLawSchoolofErasmusUniversity RotterdamhasfromthebeginningtakentheAreaofFreedom,SecurityandJ- ticeasoneofthefocalpointsofitsresearch. Oneoftheachievementswasthe publicationofahandbookbyDeZwaanandBultena:RuimtevanVrijheid,Veil- heidenRechtvaardigheid[AreaofFreedom,SecurityandJustice],in2002. A specialcourseforstudentsofcriminologyandDutchlawistaughtattheLaw Schoolaswell,andthesubjectispartoftheresearchintheResearchSchoolfor SafetyandSecurityinSocialIssues(OnderzoeksschoolMaatschappelijkeVeil- heid). InviewofthisfocusontheAreaofFreedom,SecurityandJustice,andinview ofthepotentiallyfar-reachinginfluenceoftheHagueProgrammefortheEu- peancitizens,thedepartmentofEuropeanLaworganizedatwodaysinternational conferenceon23and24June2005inRotterdam,withover120participantsfrom alloverEurope. Prominentspeakersfrompolitics(EuropeanCommissionerFr- tini,DutchMinisterofJusticeDonner),thecivilservice(fromtheEuropeanC- mission,fromtheCouncil,andfromnationalministries),nongovernmentalor- nizations, and from the academic world (speakers from Turkey, the UK, and Germany for instance) discussed the new developments from many different angles. VIII Thisbookrepresentsthereflectionoftheconference:manyspeakersandp- ticipantscooperatedtoproducethisfirstevaluationoftheHagueProgramme. In viewofitsdifferentcharacteronlycivillawcooperationisnotcoveredinthis publication. WewouldliketothankLauraSchepersfortakingcareofallthedetailsinthe texts,andPeterMorrisforfine-tuningthelanguage. Wecouldnothaveorganized theconferencewithoutthehelpofNathalieWeberandAnnetSchuurmanofour conferencebureau. Rotterdam,May2006 JaapdeZwaan FloraGoudappel IX TableofContents Summaryofcontents...V Foreword...VII Listofabbreviations...XV Introductoryspeeches Piet-HeinDonner TheHagueProgramme...3 FrancoFrattini TheHagueProgramme:ourfutureinvestmentindemocraticstabilityand democraticsecurity...7 AlexanderSorel Asylum,migrationandbordercontrolsintheHagueProgramme...11 1. Introduction...11 2. TheTampereProgramme...11 3. TheHagueProgramme...12 3. 1 TheCommonEuropeanAsylumSystem...13 3. 2 Legalmigration...13 3. 3 Integrationofthird-countrynationals...14 3. 4 Theexternaldimensionofasylumandmigration...14 3. 5 Managementofmigrationflows...14 4. Conclusion...15 MarjorieA. C. Bonn EstablishingtheHagueProgramme,strengtheningfreedom,security andjustice...17 Bordersandvisa SilviaRomein EUborderandvisapolicy:currentstateofaffairs...23 1. Introduction...23 1. 1 Contentsofthispaper...23 1. 2 Historicalbackground...23 X 2. TheEuropeanborderandvisapolicies:anoverview...27 2. 1 Internalborderissues...27 2. 2 Externalborderissues...28 2. 2. 1 Introduction...28 2. 2. 2 SchengenInformationSystem ...29 2. 2. 3 Integratedmanagementoftheexternalborders...31 2. 2. 4 ACommunityCodeontherulesgoverningthemovementof personsacrossborders...32 2. 2. 5 Localbordertraffic...33 2. 2. 6 Theobligationofcarrierstocommunicatepassengerdata...35 2. 3 Visas...35 2. 3. 1 Introduction...35 2. 3. 2 Policyforvisas(para. 2bi)...36 2. 3. 3 ProceduresandconditionsforissuingvisasbyMember States(para. 2bii)...37 2. 3. 4 Uniformformatforvisas(para. 2biii)...39 2. 3. 5 Uniformvisa(para. 2biv)...40 2. 3. 6 VisaInformationSystem(VIS)...

Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
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