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Convention Control over the Application of Union Law by National Judges: the Case for a Wholistic Approach to Fundamental Rights

  • Legal acts performed by EU Member States applying Union law come within the scope of the Convention and can give rise to adjudication by the ECtHR. A long series of judgments illus-trate the ECtHR’s approach regarding the application of Union law by the courts of EU Mem-ber States. The Convention and Union law are not two autonomous systems separated by a watertight fence. Both European Courts should therefore adopt a wholistic approach in this area, because only a wholistic view takes full account of the legal reality which is one of inter-action and intertwining. The ECtHR makes abundant use of EU law sources, thereby always explicitly referring to them. Three different categories of cases can be identified in how the CJEU goes about the Convention in its case-law.

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Author:Johan Callewaert
Parent Title (English):European Papers: a Journal on Law and Integration
Publisher:European Centre for European Law, University of Rome
Place of publication:Rom
Document Type:Contribution to online periodical
Year of Completion:2023
Publishing Institution:Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften
Release Date:2023/08/21
Tag:ECHR; EU-Charter; duality of norms; legal clarity; wholistic approach
First Page:331
Last Page:347
Access Rights:Frei zugänglich
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