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The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental RightsA Commentary$
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Manuel Kellerbauer, Marcus Klamert, and Jonathan Tomkin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198794561

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198794561.001.0001

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Title V Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Title V Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Chapter:
(p.776) Title V Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
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The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
Author(s):

Wolfgang Bogensberger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198759393.003.152

The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) aims at offering its citizens an area without internal frontiers. That Treaty objective is a recent one—the 1957 ToR does not refer to any such concept. However, the steadily growing dynamics of European integration, notably the creation of the internal market as an area where the free movement of persons—in addition to goods, services, and capital—is ensured, has triggered the political wish and the practical need to provide citizens with a high level of security and justice in that area. The Union’s priorities were no longer focusing exclusively on economic goals, but also on how to safeguard the (fundamental) rights of its citizens across the Union (e.g. by preventing and combating cross-border crime). Therefore, Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) matters came into the Union’s focus, since the absence of controls of persons when crossing borders called upon compensation measures, as not only workers, students, and tourists enjoyed travelling freely across borders, but also perpetrators of crime.

Keywords:   Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, sovereignty, matters of common interest

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