Fundamental Rights in Europe

Author: Federico Fabbrini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198702043

Category: Law

Page: 319

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The European architecture for the protection of fundamental rights combines the legal regimes of the states, the European Union, and the European Convention on Human Rights. The purpose of this book is to analyse the constitutional implications of this multilevel architecture and to examine the dynamics that spring from the interaction between different human rights standards in Europe. The book adopts a comparative approach, and through a comparison with the federal system of the United States, it advances an analytical model that systematically explains the dynamics at play in the European multilevel human rights architecture. It identifies two recurrent challenges in the interplay between different state and transnational human rights standards - a challenge of ineffectiveness, when transnational law operates as a ceiling of protection for a specific human right, and a challenge of inconsistency when transnational law operates as a floor - and considers the most recenttransformations taking place in the European human rights regime. The book tests the model of challenges and transformations by examining in depth four case studies: the right to due process for suspected terrorists, the right to vote for non-citizens, the right to strike and the right to abortion. In light of these examples, the book then concludes by reassessing the main theories on the protection of fundamental rights in Europe and making the case for a new vision - a "neo-federal" theory - which is able to frame the dilemmas of identity, equality and supremacy behind the European multilevel architecture for the protection of human rights.
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EU Equality Law

The First Fundamental Rights Policy of the EU

Author: ELISE. MUIR

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0198814666

Category:

Page: 256

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The focus of this monograph is on the evolution of EU policies designed to realize specific fundamental rights, and how this is delivered in EU equality law.
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European Union Law

Author: Steve Peers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198789130

Category: Law

Page: 836

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Edited by Catherine Barnard and Steve Peers, European Union Law draws together a range of perspectives from experienced academics, teachers and practitioners to provide a comprehensive introduction to EU law. Each chapter has been written and updated by an expert in the field to provide students with access to a broad range of ideas while offering a solid foundation in the institutional and substantive law of the EU. Written by experts, designed for students; every chapter ensures a balance of accessible explanation and critical detail. Case studies are included throughout the book to enable students to understand the context and implications of EU law, as well as helping to familiarize them with some of the most significant caselaw in the area. Quotations and examples from key EU legislation and academic sources are also included to help develop an understanding of EU law, while further reading suggestions for each chapter act as a springboard for further study and assessment preparation. This text provides a fresh and modern guide to EU law and is an ideal entry-point for students new to the subject as well as those looking to develop their understanding of EU law. As the process of the UK leaving the EU unfolds, readers can also visit the OUP European Union Law Resource Centre for up-to-date comment, opinion, and updates created by our authors to engage students with the legal and political issues and considerations at play.
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EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights

The Case of Individual Sanctions

Author: Christina Eckes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019957376X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

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Of individual sanctions could comply with general principles of EU law. Readership: Academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in sanctions against individuals.
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The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law

Author: Orla Lynskey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198718233

Category: Data protection

Page: 264

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Nearly two decades after the EU first enacted data protection rules, key questions about the nature and scope of this EU policy, and the harms it seeks to prevent, remain unanswered. The inclusion of a Right to Data Protection in the EU Charter has increased the salience of these questions, which must be addressed in order to ensure the legitimacy, effectiveness and development of this Charter right and the EU data protection regime more generally. The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law is a timely and important work which sheds new light on this neglected area of law, challenging the widespread assumption that data protection is merely a subset of the right to privacy. By positioning EU data protection law within a comprehensive conceptual framework, it argues that data protection has evolved from a regulatory instrument into a fundamental right in the EU legal order and that this right grants individuals more control over more forms of data than the right to privacy. It suggests that this dimension of the right to data protection should be explicitly recognized, while identifying the practical and conceptual limits of individual control over personal data. At a time when EU data protection law is sitting firmly in the international spotlight, this book offers academics, policy-makers, and practitioners a coherent vision for the future of this key policy and fundamental right in the EU legal order, and how best to realize it.
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EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Paul Craig,Gráinne de Búrca

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199576998

Category: Law

Page: 1155

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The fifth edition of EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials provides clear and insightful analysis of European Law accompanied by carefully chosen extracts from a range of materials. This edition looks in detail at the way in which the Treaty of Lisbon has radically changed both the institutional and substantive law of the European Union.
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Social Rights in Europe

Author: Gráinne De Búrca,Bruno de Witte,Larissa Ogertschnig

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199286171

Category: Political Science

Page: 421

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"This volume of essays originates in a conference organized by the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence"--Preface.
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Conflicts of Rights in the European Union

A Theory of Supranational Adjudication

Author: Aida Torres Perez

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199568715

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Underlying the protection of human rights in Europe is a complex network of overlapping legal systems - domestic, EU, and ECHR. This book focuses on the potential for conflict to emerge between the systems where rights overlap and interpretations in different courts begin to diverge. From the perspective of EU law, where the interpretation of rights differs national courts are asked to renounce the constitutional scope of protection in favour of the scope defined by the European Court of Justice. This work presents a theory of supranational judicial authority to confront this problem, grounded in an ideal of judicial dialogue. It represents the first attempt to provide a thorough theoretical account of the value of judicial dialogue, and its potential for legitimating judicial decision-making at a supranational level. Combining theoretical rigour with attention to the practicalities of European human rights law, the book will be accessible to a broad readership of legal theorists, EU lawyers and judges involved in building inter-judicial dialogue.
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The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU After Lisbon

Author: Sybe de Vries,Ulf Bernitz,Stephen Weatherill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250581

Category: Law

Page: 246

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The changes made by the Lisbon Treaty suggest that its entry into force in December 2009 marks a new stage in the shaping of the EU's commitment to the protection of fundamental rights. This book's concern is to provide an examination of the several (and interlocking) challenges which the Lisbon reforms present. The book will not only address the fresh and intriguing challenges for the EU as an entity committed to the protection and promotion of fundamental rights presented by developments 'post-Lisbon', but also a number of conundrums about the scope and method of protection of fundamental rights in the EU which existed 'pre-Lisbon' and which endure. The book consists of three parts. The first part is concerned with the safeguarding of fundamental rights in Europe's internal market. The second part of the book is entitled 'The Scope of Fundamental Rights in EU Law' and the chapters discuss the reach of fundamental rights and their horizontal dimension. The last part of this book deals with 'The Constitutional Dimension of Fundamental Rights' analysing the special relationship between the ECJ and the ECtHR and the issue of rights competition between the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and national rights catalogues.
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