Polish entry ban in the Schengen Information System on Ukraine human rights activist

By Evelien Brouwer

Brouwer questions in her Verfassungsblog and in the interview with Die Welt the lawfulness and proportionality of a Polish entry ban issued to Mrs Kozlovska, president of the human rights organization Open Dialogue Foundation and which resulted in her immediate expulsion by the Belgian authorities to her country of nationality, Ukraine. This entry ban, reported in the Schengen Information System on the basis of classified information from the Polish security services, results in the denial of her right to enter and move within the whole Schengen area. As Mrs. Kozlovska was long term resident in Poland and is spouse of a EU citizen, Brouwer argues in ARD Europamagazine that both the Polish entry ban and the Belgian expulsion could be in violation of EU with.