On Constitutional Law Parameters and European Security Regulation

20 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last revised: 7 May 2019

Date Written: January 15, 2018


This paper explores the impact of constitutional law reasoning for understanding European security regulation. When the European Union (EU) seeks to ensure a high level of security in Europe, it does so mainly through measures taken within a policy area called the “Area of Freedom, Security and Justice” (AFSJ). This paper is mainly focused on the constitutional dimension of the AFSJ and the idea that the EU is actively engaged in European security matters which have global implications. The paper looks at the impact of constitutionalism in the AFSJ by considering several intertwined questions in the domain of counter-terrorism, data protection, and tensions with surveillance matters.

Suggested Citation

Herlin-Karnell, Ester, On Constitutional Law Parameters and European Security Regulation (January 15, 2018). Boston University International Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3111570 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3111570

Ester Herlin-Karnell (Contact Author)

Uppsala University ( email )

Box 513
Uppsala, 751 20

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