Research Handbook on EU Law and Human Rights

Research Handbooks in European Law series

Edited by Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London and Nicholas Hatzis, Senior Lecturer, City, University of London, UK

The place of human rights in EU law has been a central issue in contemporary debates about the character of the European Union as a political organisation. This comprehensive and timely Handbook explores the principles underlying the development of fundamental rights norms and the way such norms operate in the case law of the Court of Justice. Leading scholars in the field discuss both the effect of rights on substantive areas of EU law and the role of EU institutions in protecting them.

‘This Handbook constitutes a valuable resource for practitioners, policymakers and scholars of European and human rights law, who want to be up to date with current research, latest thinking and critical insights, regarding the state of the law and future developments within this field.’
– Melanie Helene Schinagl, European Yearbook on Human Rights 2018

‘Does the protection of human rights go too far, or not far enough? How should we decide? This book of essays by distinguished judges, academics and practitioners explains the problems and offers a kaleidoscope of interesting criticisms and new ideas. It shows the range and complexity of the ethical, political and legal issues that we need to think about and discuss. There are no easy answers.’
– Sir David Edward, University of Edinburgh, UK and former Judge of the European Court of Justice

‘The Research Handbook on EU Law and Human Rights provides one of the most comprehensive contemporary analyses of the Union’s law and policy in the field of human rights and marks an important and original contribution on the subject. Gathering contributions from top experts in the field, it combines breadth and depth and offers critical insights from diverse perspectives. The book critiques fundamental rights narratives and assesses the current law in many areas. Combining transversal and thematic approaches, this is European law discourse at its best.’
– Takis Tridimas, King's College London, UK

‘The Research Handbook provides a fantastic foundation for EU human rights research. All of the chapters are well researched and provide thorough coverage of the seminal cases and structural and philosophical issues concerning human rights in the EU. Whether you are new to the field and looking to get a lay of the land or an expert looking for current trends in scholarship, I highly recommend it.'
– International Journal of Legal Information

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2017 584 pp Hardback 978 1 78254 639 9 £283.50 £205.00 $283.50 $315.00

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