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The European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights

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ISBN13: 9780198267843
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The first part of the book examines questions concerning institutions and structures. It traces the development of the protection of human rights within the European Union and considers the responsibility of the EU Member States under the ECHR for actions arising out of their EU membership. The potential for divergences, as well as cross-fertilisation, between the two systems is discussed. This part also examines the choices facing the EU in terms of how to develop the protection of rights further, including the appropriate place of the EU's own Charter of Fundamental Rights and the value of EU accession to the ECHR.

The second part of the book, which focuses on substantive rights, examines the extent to which EU law measures up to the standards set by the ECHR. Areas such as immigration and asylum, the collection and use of personal data, access to an effective remedy and the imposition of sanctions raise various human rights issues and how these and other issues have been dealt with in the EU will be examined, using the ECHR rights as a benchmark.

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the development of fundamental rights in the EU, looking at the gradual incorporation of ECHR rights
  • Offers a critical examination of the EU's record on human rights protection, increasingly important as the EU becomes involved in the criminal justice field
  • Accessibly written, assuming no specialist knowledge of EU law
  • Assesses the role of the EU's own Charter of Fundamental Rights in the future of human rights protection in Europe
This book offers a detailed examination of the influence of the European Convention on Human Rights on the law of the European Community and European Union, and considers the relationship which has developed between these two European legal systems.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties, EU Law
1. Introduction
2. The ECHR in the EC and EU systems
3. Judicial scrutiny within the European Union
4. Jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights
5. The Charter of Fundamental Rights and the development of protection in the future
6. The scope of the rights protected
7. Rights to life, liberty, and physical integrity
8. Rights to criminal due process and to an effective remedy
9. Rights to privacy, home and family life
10. Rights to freedom of religion, expression, and association
11. Right to non-discrimination
12. Rights under the Protocols to the ECHR
13. Conclusion