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The EU Bill of Rights’ Diagonal Application to Member States

Comparative Perspectives of Europe’s Human Rights Deficit

The EU Bill of Rights’ Diagonal Application to Member States
  • Year of publication 2018
  • 268 pages
Author:Gábor Halmai, Marie-Pierre Granger, Filippo Fontanelli, Amedeo Arena, Koen Lemmens, Renáta Uitz, András Sajó, Kenneth R. Stevens, Lee J. Strang, Howard Schweber, Barry Sullivan, Brett G. Scharffs, Nicholas Aroney, and James Stellios
Editor:Csongor István Nagy
Category: Law Constitutional Law and Human Rights
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It is out of the question that nowadays the European competence to defend rule of law and human rights against Member States is one of the core issues of the ‘European project’. In the last decade, the EU institutions have made several, benevolent but feeble, attempts to enforce rule of law and human rights requirements. Though EU law’s approach, at least at first glance, might appear to be idiosyncratic, it is far from unprecedented and, as far as multilevel constitutionalism is concerned, EU law may draw on the experiences of various regimes where centralized human rights protection and national (state) constitutional identities coexist. Comparative federalism provides an array of experiences, solutions and techniques, which help the European integration to grasp and address the diagonal enforcement of human rights and to take stock of its solutions. This volume addresses the EU’s human rights problem from a comparative perspective and explores the constitutional and jurisprudential patterns addressing the question of inquiry in a multilevel constitutional architecture.

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Csongor István Nagy is professor of law at and the head of the Department of Private International Law at the University of Szeged, and recurrent visiting professor at the Central European University (Budapest/New York), the Sapientia University of Transylvania (Romania) and the Riga Graduate School of Law (Latvia). He is admitted to the Budapest Bar and arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Budapest.