Title

National Constitutional Courts, the Court of Justice and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in a Post-Charter Landscape

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2014

Abstract

This article critically evaluates the possible impact of the Charter on the relationship between the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and national constitutional courts. While it is premature to provide a definitive assessment of the kind of collaboration that these courts will develop, it is crucial to identify a number of features of the new landscape that will influence the direction in which the relationship between the CJEU and constitutional courts will evolve. This article discusses several reasons that may result in better or a higher number of judicial interactions, as well as factors that may create tension or cause problems in the relationship between the CJEU and national constitutional courts. As such, it offers a framework that may help us to understand future post-Charter judgments by these courts setting out how they conceive their engagement with their counterpart(s) on fundamental rights issues.

Discipline

Constitutional Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Human Rights Review

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

39

Last Page

51

ISSN

1524-8879

Identifier

10.1007/s12142-013-0273-3

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12142-013-0273-3

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