The impact of biometric systems at EU outside borders on the human rights of irregular migrating women

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Thomi, Laura
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At first glance, new technologies seem to be the ideal solution for a lot of issues. Namely, technology has been providing the EU border management to be able to cope with the vast number of irregular migrants arriving and being processed each day. Biometric systems appear to be the perfect tool to provide fair and quick access to protection for asylum seekers. However, not all of the risks and benefits that come with the implementation of biometric systems are fully known yet. In other fields, issues in the practice of these technologies were reported concerning the consistency and fairness towards women for biometric systems and their underlying algorithms. This thesis aims to examine whether the implication of biometric systems at the EU outside borders poses a risk for the human rights of irregular migrating women or not. Due to the fast-changing nature of the topic, this thesis provides a contemporary overview of the current legal framework and other contributing factors concerning the application of biometric systems and the human rights of women, and on how gender takes on an important role regarding algorithmic discrimination of irregular migrating women.
Second semester University: Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
European Union, irregular migrations, women, human rights, gender discrimination, technological innovations, asylum seekers