The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

From Declaration to Binding Instrument

  • Di Federico Giacomo

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Charter of Fundamental Rights in a Broader Perspective

  3. The Charter of Fundamental Rights Applied

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 287-320

About this book


The first part of this book reviews the multi-level system of protection currently operating in Europe and its constitutional implications. The book presents an analysis of the Charter from a legal, political and practical standpoint. It further examines the activity of the European Parliament as a fundamental rights actor, as well as the right to a fair trial and to effective judicial protection before and by the EU Courts. The second part of the volume addresses the impact of a binding Charter on specific areas of EU Law. The order of the contributions in this volume reflects the structure of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union: free circulation of persons; the internal market; the area of freedom security and justice (civil and criminal aspects); social rights protection; environmental policy; enlargement; international trade and the Common Foreign and Security Policy.


Accession ECHR Candidate Countries Consitutional Courts Democracy Due Process EU Charter EU Legal Order EU Member States EU policies Europe European Court of First Instance European Court of Human Rights European Parliament Fair Trial Foreign Policy Freedom Fundamental rights International Trade Justice Legal Pluralism Lisbon Treaty Res Republica Rights Protection Rights of Defence Security Security Policy Social Rights Union Citizenship

Editors and affiliations

  • Di Federico Giacomo
    • 1
  1. 1., Centro Interdipartimentale Ricerche sulUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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