Category Archives: Review

Gordon on Brexit: a challenge for the UK constitution, of the UK constitution?

In October 2016, Michael Gordon, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, specialized in Constitutional law, published an article entitled  “Brexit: a challenge for the UK constitution, of the UK constitution?” in the European Constitutional Law Review. As … Continue reading

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Andreas Auer on a critical view of the EU’s dramatic referendum (in)experience

Andreas Auer, a professor of constitutional law in Switzerland, presents a reflection on anti-European referendums in the Editorial ‘The people have spoken: abide? A critical view of the EU’s dramatic referendum (in)experience’ published in the European Constitutional Law Review (Volume … Continue reading

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The ECLR’s Editorial on Revisiting the ‘Luxembourg veto’ and Its Foundations

Jan Herman Reestman (Co-Editor-in-Chief) and Thomas Beuker (Editor) co-authored an Editorial in the European Constitutional Law Review (2017), Volume 13, Issue No. 1, 1-12. The Editorial discusses the Luxemburg veto, or more specifically the Luxembourg Compromise. The limited political and … Continue reading

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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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