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EU Security and Justice Law.
After Lisbon and Stockholm

Edited with C. Murphy (Oxford: Hart, 2014)
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The coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty has provided the EU with new powers in the fields of criminal law and security law while reinforcing existing powers in immigration and asylum law. The Stockholm Programme is the latest framework for EU action in the field of justice and home affairs.

It includes a range of new legislation in the fields of immigration and asylum, substantive criminal law, criminal procedure and co-operation between national criminal justice systems. The combination of the new treaty and programme have made security and justice key areas of legislative growth in the EU.

This volume brings together a range of leading scholars, as well as some of the most interesting new voices in the debate, to examine the state of EU security and justice law after the Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme. It provides a critical examination of EU law in the fields of immigration, asylum, counter-terrorism, citizenship, fundamental rights and external relations.

The book also examines the evolving roles of the EU institutions and criminal justice agencies. It provides a critical account of EU law in this field under the developing constitutional and institutional settlement.


Cet ouvrage majeur offre une analyse juridique sur une thématique qui occupe une place prépondérante dans l’agenda politique de l’Union et de ses États membres et qui souleve de sérieuses problématiques.

Basilien-Gainche, RTDeur, Janvier-mars (2015), pp. ii-iii.

The whole collection is therefore required reading for anybody who wishes to be fully informed about, and have a grip on, these slippery AFSJ developments.’

Christopher Harding, International Journal of Refugee Law, 28 (2016), pp. 166-168.

Table of contents:

  1. Rethinking Europe’s Freedom, Security and Justice. Download here.
    Cian C Murphy and Diego Acosta Arcarazo
  2. Justice and Home Affairs Law since the Treaty of Lisbon: A Fairy-Tale Ending?
    Steve Peers
  3. Constitutional Principles in the Area of Freedom, Security and JusticeEster
  4. Institutions and Agencies: Government and Governance after Lisbon
    Jorrit Rijpma
  5. Fundamental Rights and Judicial Protection
    Theodore Konstadinides and Noreen O’Meara
  6. Citizenship of the European Union
    Stephen Coutts
  7. EU Criminal Law Competence after Lisbon: From Securitised to Functional Criminalisation
    Valsamis Mitsilegas
  8. EU Migration Law: The Opportunities and Challenges Ahead. Download here.
    Dora Kostakopoulou, Diego Acosta Arcarazo and Tine Munk
  9. Life After Lisbon: EU Asylum Policy as a Factor of Migration Control
    Violeta Moreno-Lax
  10. Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy: Operationalisation and Normalisation of Exceptional Law after the ‘War on Terror’
    Cian C Murphy
  11. External Relations Law: How the Outside Shapes the Inside
    Christina Eckes