Category Archives: Review

Kochenov and Pech on Monitoring and Enforcement of the Rule of Law in the EU: Rhetoric and Reality

Introduction The common fundamental values the European Union (EU, the Union) is built on are found in article 2 TEU, which include the rule of law. An increasing number of internal threats and/or breaches of the Union values, i.e. ‘rule … Continue reading

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Van Meerbeeck on the principle of legal certainty in the case law of the European Court of Justice

In the latest issue of the European Law Review, Jérémie Van Meerbeeck published an article (E.L. Rev. 2016, 41(2), 275-288) regarding the case law of the CJEU which discusses the many different conceptions of the principle of legal certainty. The … Continue reading

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Stephen Brittain on “The relationship between the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights: an Originalist Analysis”

Stephen Brittain published an article in the European Constitutional Law Review in December 2015. It looks at how one could bring an originalist perspective into the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter, a field currently … Continue reading

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Jakab on the Application of the EU Charter by National Courts in Purely Domestic Cases

András Jakab, Director of the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Schumpeter Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, pre-published on SSRN an essay discussing the application of the EU Charter by national courts, to appear … Continue reading

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Book review ‘Human Rights in Contemporary European Law’ (eds. Eleonor Kristoffersson & Joakim Nergelius)

Nergelius, Joakim & Kristoffersson, Eleonor (eds.), ‘Human Rights in Contemporary European Law’, Hart Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-84946-483-3, 229 pages, €75/700 SEK. Human Rights in Contemporary European Law is a recently published book (2015) and volume 6 in the series Swedish … Continue reading

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Problematic aspects of the EU’s accession to the ECHR

Steve Peers provides an explanation of Opinion 2/13 in his article The EU’s Accession to the ECHR: The Dream Becomes a Nightmare, published in the German Law Journal recently (Vol. 16, pp. 213-222), and he is very critical to such … Continue reading

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Alujevic – Nacarino on the EU’s democratic deficit problems

This is a review of the article “The EU and its democratic deficit: problems and (possible) solutions” by Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic and Rodrigo Castro Nacarino. The issue of “democratic deficit” has been subject to discussions since the beginning of the European … Continue reading

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