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The Practice of Judicial Interaction in the Field of Fundamental Rights

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The Practice of Judicial Interaction in the Field of Fundamental Rights

The Added Value of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU

9781800371217 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Federica Casarosa, Centre for Judicial Cooperation, European University Institute, Italy and Visiting Fellow, Masaryk University, Czech Republic and Madalina Moraru, Centre for Judicial Cooperation, European University Institute, Italy and Law Faculty, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Publication Date: February 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 121 7 Extent: c 432 pp
This insightful and timely book provides a comparative assessment of selected legal issues emerging from the EU legal context which impact profoundly on the national legal systems. It argues that judicial interaction can answer complex legal questions relating to the implementation of the EU Charter.

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This insightful and timely book provides a comparative assessment of selected legal issues emerging from the EU legal context which impact profoundly on the national legal systems. It argues that judicial interaction can answer complex legal questions relating to the implementation of the EU Charter.

Featuring practical cases of judicial interactions between European and national courts, the contributions in this book analyse the multi-dimensional impact of a wide array of judicial interaction techniques such as the preliminary reference procedure, consistent interpretation, comparative reasoning, mutual recognition and disapplication. Constructed in an insightful manner, the book stimulates debate and dialogue across the boundaries of practice and academia, featuring exchanges of expertise and knowledge between legal practitioners and leading scholars.

This timely book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and post-graduate students in courses on European fundamental rights, empirical research methods in law, EU litigation practice and judicial cooperation. It will also prove to be a useful guide for legal practitioners, providing practical and punctual analysis of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Contributors
Contributors include: Matej Accetto, Raluca Bercea, Maria Bergstrom, Rita Gião Hanek, Fabrizio Cafaggi, Raffaella Calò, Federica Casarosa, Marc Clement, Stephen Coutts, Deirdre Curtin, Lila Farkas, Martina Flamini, Jarosław Gwizdak, Mateusz Grochowski, Gabor Halmai, Paola Iamiceli, Alexandros-Ioannis Kargopoulos, Marjan Kos, Nicole Lazzerini, Magdalena Lickova, Bernard McCloskey, Madalina Moraru, Karolina Podstawa, Nina Półtorak, Florentino-Gregorio Ruiz Yamuza, Raffaele Sabato, Joan Solanes Mullor, Hans Sundberg, Maciej Taborowski, Markus Thoma, Gabriel Toggenburg, Lavinia Vizzoni, Sasa Zagorc, Edith Zeller
Contents
Contents:

Foreword by Deirdre Curtin xii
Acknowledgements xvi
1 Judicial interactions in action – a tool for a more powerful
and influential EU Charter of Fundamental Rights 1
Federica Casarosa and Madalina Moraru

PART I HORIZONTAL ISSUES
2 The application of the rights and principles of the Charter
of Fundamental Rights 24
Nina Półtorak
3 Comment: the Charter and its triple challenge: unclear
applicability, a foggy distinction between rights and
principles and a lack of engagement at the national level 54
Gabriel Toggenburg
4 European values and national constitutions: bringing the
EU Charter in from uncharted waters 60
Saša Zagorc and Marjan Kos
5 Comment: the standard of fundamental rights protection
according to the EU Charter: what is the role of national
standards (and courts)? 81
Nicole Lazzerini
6 The potential and the limits of the impact of the Charter on
constitutional jurisprudence 89
Matej Accetto
7 Comment: can the Charter help to protect rights in the
Member States? 108
Gábor Halmai
8 Judicial independence – the EU’s prescription in the
making to the Polish (and other) maladies 113
Karolina Podstawa and Jarosław Gwizdak
9 Comment: Austro-Hungarian partnership? A brief
comparison between an old democracy and a new democracy 137
Edith Zeller
10 Limitations to access to justice and Article 47 of the
Charter: the right to be advised, defended and represented 147
Magdalena Ličková and Joan Solanes Mullor
11 Comment: the EU law on the right to access a lawyer
revisited: proportionality and subsidiarity implications 166
Alexandros-Ioannis Kargopoulos
12 The Lisbon Charter and the Brexit void 173
Bernard McCloskey
13 Comment: Brexit and the diverse functions of the Charter
of Fundamental Rights 198
Stephen Coutts

PART II SECTOR SPECIFIC ISSUES
14 The Charter’s potential in fighting hate and discrimination:
levelling up to international obligations through victim’s rights 206
Rita Gião Hanek and Lilla Farkas
15 Comment: under Article 21 EU Charter the CJEU has,
for the time being, adopted a rather deferential model of
judicial review 231
Raluca Bercea
16 Effectiveness and EU consumer law: the blurriness in
judicial dialogue 236
Mateusz Grochowski and Maciej Taborowski
17 Comment: effectiveness in EU consumer law: towards new triads 258
Paola Iamiceli
18 Judicial interactions upholding the right to be heard of
asylum seekers, returnees and immigrants: the symbiotic
protection of the EU Charter and general principles of EU law 264
Madalina Moraru and Marc Clement
19 Comment: the right to be heard in international protection
proceedings before an Italian judge 289
Martina Flamini

PART III REMEDIES AND SANCTIONS
20 Ne bis in idem – a continuing judicial dialogue 296
Maria Bergström and Hans Sundberg
21 Comment: objective and subjective ne bis in idem– the AY case 319
Florentino-Gregorio Ruiz Yamuza
22 The impact of judicial interactions on the interplay
between administrative and judicial enforcement 325
Federica Casarosa and Raffaele Sabato
23 Comment: checks and balances between the
administration, the executive and the judiciary 347
Markus Thoma
24 The effective protection of collective interests: the
interplay between jurisprudence and legislation 353
Federica Casarosa and Raffaella Calò
25 Comment: collective redress and antitrust law 373
Lavinia Vizzoni
26 The impact of CJEU judgments on national legal systems:
preliminary thoughts on the link with judicial dialogue 379
Fabrizio Cafaggi

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