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Scanerele corporale şi problema încălcării drepturilor fundamentale ale omului1
Body Scanners and the Violation of Fundamental Human Rights

Author(s): Mădălina Virginia Antonescu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fundaţia »Societatea Civilă« (FSC)
Keywords: body scanners; human rights and fundamental liberties; right of human person to privacy; to dignity; freedom of circulation; religion and thought; European Union

Summary/Abstract: By introducing body scanners in airports, irrespective of their type, but in particular those using harmful T and X radiations, some EU member states are put into the situation of infringing basic human rights, despite their democratic character. Through EU legislation these member states are realizing, under the pretext of ensuring their citizens with security, a serious breach of democracy, rule of law and human rights. EU cannot force its member states to introduce body scanners that, by their inner nature, are violating ius cogens, that is the right to circulate free on the EU territory, irrespective to the European citizenship.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 154
  • Page Range: 66-72
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Romanian