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Jorrit Rijpma presents at a Workshop in Florence on the occassion of the 25th jubilee of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

On 23 and 24 November scholars working on European Justice and Home Affairs, united at the European University Institute in Florence on the occassion of the 25th year jubilee of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The EU policy area covering migration, asylum and criminal justice cooperation.

On 23 November a doctoral/post-doctoral workshop was held at which Rijpma acted as a discussant in the panel on technology, security and surveillance. On 24 November during an expert meeting, academics and professionals in the field looked back at a quarter century of justice and home affairs cooperation and discussed the way forward. Rijpma intervened on the theme of “The Global Dimension: Importing and Exporting Norms”. He looked at the way in which the European Union has been greatly influenced in this area by the European Court of Human Rights, but has also adopted many rules and policies from the United States. At the same time he stressed the influence that the EU is exercising in this field in its direct neighbourhood.

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