The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as a Binding Instrument

Five Years Old and Growing

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

The entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009 caused the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights to be granted binding effect. This raised a host of intriguing questions: ** Would this transform the EU's commitment to fundamental rights? ** Should it transform that commitment? ** How, if at all, can competing rights and principles be balanced? (The interaction of the social and the economic spheres offers a particular challenge). ** How deeply does the EU conception of fundamental rights reach into and bind national law and practice? ** How deeply does it affect private parties? ** How much flexibility has been left to the Court in making these interpretative choices? ** What is the likely effect of another of the reforms achieved by the Lisbon Treaty, the commitment of the EU to accede to the ECHR? As the result of a conference held under the auspices of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford, this book addresses all of these questions in the light of five years of practice under the Charter as a binding instrument. The contributors are leading scholars in the field who are exploring the most crucial unanswered questions. (Series: Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law) [Subject: European Law, Human Rights Law]

Publication Date: 12/3/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781782258254