Role of the European Court of Human Rights within the legal order of the EU

EU fundamental rights bind EU institutions (in all their acts) and Member States (while implementing EU law). Now, the problem with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is that (1) the ECHR and the EU are two separate entities; (2) the EU is yet to accede to the ECHR (despite the EU’s good intentions);... Continue Reading →

Fundamental Rights in the EU

Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union clearly states that the EU is founded upon the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights. The EU institutions abide by these values in every action, and the Member States are expected to do the same... Continue Reading →

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