Detecting foreign fighters: the reinvigoration of the Schengen Information System in the wake of terrorist attacks


"Overall, there is no doubt that the terrorist attacks of 2015 helped to unblock a number of measures that would otherwise meet resistance and the SIS II is a prime example of the over-reliance to technological means. However, the nature of these measures fosters and deepens the intertwining of criminality with mobility and blurs the distinction between a citizen and a foreigner since immigration-type measures are increasingly favored to regulate their movement. In the past, such efforts found resistance (e.g. the inclusion of EU citizens to the PNR system), however, in the light of the recent events such objections evidently may be more easily curtailed. The conduct of systematic checks at the external borders for everyone may be only the first in an array of measures and perhaps signifies a shift from securitisation of migration to securitisation of mobility and the end of citizenship as we know it."

See the full text: Detecting foreign fighters: the reinvigoration of the Schengen Information System in the wake of terrorist attacks (eumigrationlawblog.eu, link) by Niovi Vavoula, Queen Mary, University of London

 

Spotted an error? If you've spotted a problem with this page, just click once to let us know.

Report error