Standing Up for Your Right(s) in Europe

A Comparative Study on Legal Standing (Locus Standi) before the EU and Member States' Courts

Edited by: Mariolina Eliantonio, Chris W. Backes, C.H. van Rhee, Taru Spronken, Anne Berlee

This book is based on a report submitted to the European Parliament, aiming to provide a comparative analysis of legal provisions, doctrine, and case-law on legal standing (locus standi) before civil, administrative, and criminal courts of selected legal systems, as well as before the EU courts. Apart from the EU legal system, the study focuses on the legal systems of nine Member States of the EU (Belgium, England/Wales, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden) and the legal system of one non-EU Member State (Turkey). On the basis of the findings, a conclusive chapter stresses the congruities and differences between the legal standing criteria in the Member States, on the one hand, and before the EU Courts, on the other. Moreover, the findings, with regard to the different fields of law in the Member States, are compared. On the basis of a thorough analysis of the status quo in the EU and Member States' legal systems, recommendations have been developed, including suggestions on the possible improvements to the standing requirements in the EU and national legal systems. (Series: Ius Commune Europaeum - Vol. 116)


620 pages

Publication Date: 5/13/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780681566