The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU After Lisbon

Edited by: Sybe de Vries, Ulf Bernitz, Stephen Weatherill

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 not only addresses 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, with the first section 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 final section deals with 'The Constitutional Dimension of Fundamental Rights,' analyzing the special relationship between the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the issue of rights competition between the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and national rights catalogues. (Series: Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law - Vol. 15)

246 pages

Publication Date: 1/4/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464437