Constitutional Crisis of the EU Citizen

Date and time
11 Oct 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Organiser
Europa Research Group
Location
David Hume Tower (Room 4.18)
People

The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Constitutional Crisis of the EU Citizen
Fundamental Rights Protection and EU Citizenship Law

Dr Adrienne Yong
Lecturer in Law
The University of Hertfordshire

Tuesday 11 October 2016
5pm to 6pm

David Hume Tower
Room 4.18

Looking at the relationship between EU citizenship rights and EU fundamental rights, asit has developed since the Maastricht Treaty, it becomes clear that, even beforethe Lisbon Treaty, there was an integration of EU fundamental rights intocitizenship case law by the CJEU. The effect was a constitutionalisation of thestatus of EU citizenship through the protection of fundamental rights. However,in the wake of the crises facing the EU today, there has been a shift injudicial interpretation, to the detriment of the citizen. It is argued that theBrexit vote is further evidence of the crises affecting the Court’s behaviour, butalso that the Court choosing to ignore fundamental rights cannot be the way forwardfor the protection of citizens’ rights, especially not with UK withdrawal imminent.

Dr Tobias Lock | Discussant
Senior Lecturer in European Union Law
Edinburgh Europa Institute Co-Director
The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

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