Transparency and Proportionality in the Schengen Information System and Border Control Co-operation

Transparency and Proportionality in the Schengen Information System and Border Control Co-operation

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This volume offers an evaluation of the Schengen Information System and border control co-operation from a transparency and proportionality perspective. It also incorporates a legal descriptive analysis of the co-operation in order to accommodate the changes and developments that occurred during the writing period. The transparency and proportionality perspectives are developed from human rights and data protection criteria. Transparency is understood as knowledge and accessibility to legal information as well as openness and accountability. On the other hand, proportionality is a requirement for guidance, balance and justification as well as a need to avoid excessiveness and arbitrariness in border control work. The final findings reveal that the Schengen co-operation suffers from a deficiency of transparency and proportionality. Consequently, measures are proposed to augment the deficiency. Even as this study was reaching its conclusion, fundamental legislative changes, closely similar to some of the arguments and recommendations projected in this study, took place. The efficacy of these changes is yet to be discerned.In the Schengen, rules that declared certain documents namely the SIRENE manual, external border crossing (Common) manual, common ... Bing identifies the main obstacles to be economic (cost), language and distance to the source of information.60 Blume recognised similar ... 64 Decisions 2000/751/EC; 230 Chapter 8.


Title:Transparency and Proportionality in the Schengen Information System and Border Control Co-operation
Author: Stephen Karanja
Publisher:BRILL - 2008-10-29
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