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Civil Rights and EU Citizenship

Challenges at the Crossroads of the European, National and Private Spheres Edited by Sybe de Vries, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, Henri de Waele, University of Antwerp, Belgium and Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Marie-Pierre Granger, Central European University, Hungary
The process of European integration has had a marked influence on the nature and meaning of citizenship in national and post-national contexts as well as on the definition and exercise of civil rights across Member States. This original edited collection brings together insights from EU law, human rights and comparative constitutional law to address this underexplored nexus.
Extent: 336 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78811 343 4
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The process of European integration has had a marked influence on the nature and meaning of citizenship in national and post-national contexts as well as on the definition and exercise of civil rights across Member States. This original edited collection brings together insights from EU law, human rights and comparative constitutional law to address this underexplored nexus.

Split into two distinct thematic parts, it first evaluates relevant frameworks of civil rights protection, with special attention on enforcement mechanisms and the role of civil society organisations. Next, it engages extensively with a series of individual rights connected to EU citizenship. Comprising detailed studies on access to nationality, the right to free movement, non-discrimination, family life, data protection and the freedom of expression, this book maps the expanding role of European law in the national sphere. It identifies a number of challenges to core civil rights that the current supranational framework is at pains to address. The contributors suggest and develop several new ideas on how to take the EU integration project forward.

Civil Rights and EU Citizenship provides an innovative perspective on both the conceptual dimensions and the actual realities of rights-based citizenship which will be of interest to legal scholars, practitioners and policy-makers alike.
‘Through its conceptually innovative focus on EU citizenship and civil rights, this important contribution reframes and refreshes some enduring questions around the protection of rights as well as bringing significant new themes, notably the role of civil society, more to the centre of current debates. The collections overarching exploration of a “European civil rights mo(ve)ment” has never seemed more necessary.’
– Niamh Nic Shuibhne, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Contributors: S. Adamo, P.J. Blanco, S. de Vries, H. de Waele, T. Dudek, M.-P. Granger, K. Irion, Á.E. Menéndez, J. Morijn, P. Phoa, O. Salát, H. van Eijken, J.A.G. Vega
Contents:

Preface

1 EU citizenship and civil rights: an underexplored nexus
Henri de Waele and Marie-Pierre Granger

PART I FRAMEWORKS
2. Post-Lisbon civil rights protection by the EU’s political institutions
John Morijn

3. Securing private actors’ respect for civil rights within the EU: actual and potential horizontal effects of instruments
Sybe de Vries

4. The role of civil society organisations
Javier A. González Vega

PART II RIGHTS
5. Nationality and EU citizenship: strong tether or slipping anchor?
Hanneke van Eijken and Pauline Phoa

6. EU citizenship and EU anti-discrimination law: barriers to the enjoyment of the right to non-discrimination resulting from the legal anti-discrimination framework
Tomasz Dudek

7. The civil right to free movement: the beating heart of European Union citizenship?
Marie-Pierre Granger

8. The right to family life and obstacles arising from intra-European mobility
Pilar Jiménez Blanco and Ángel Espiniella Menéndez

9. Pursuing Union citizenship rights: access to justice
Silvia Adamo

10. Citizen journalism: potentials and pitfalls for European Union citizenship
Orsolya Salát

11. The right to protection of personal data: the new posterchild of European Union citizenship?
Marie-Pierre Granger and Kristina Irion

12. Epilogue: towards a European civil rights mo(ve)ment?
Marie-Pierre Granger and Henri de Waele

Index