Protecting Fundamental Rights within the EU

Published on Academy of European Law (Europäische Rechtsakademie) ERA.

Conference: Protecting Fundamental Rights within the European Union, Trier, 19-20 Nov 2007.

Conference programme

Areas of Law: Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights, Institutional Law, Judicial Remedies in EU Law

Conference Organiser(s): Johanna Engström, ERA

Target audience: Civil servants, government lawyers, judges, lawyers in private practice

Participation in this conference can contribute to your continuing professional education.

Description: The present system of fundamental rights protection within the EU has developed on an ad hoc basis, mainly through the European Court of Justice’s case law. Lately, growing attention whas been paid to providing specific rights protection instruments in the Union through the adoption of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the catalogue of fundamental rights in a constitutional Treaty and the Union’s adhesion to the ECHR.


While the actors in focus have traditionally been the courts – the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice and the national courts – a new actor has entered the stage in the form of the Fundamental Rights Agency, which became operative in 2007. This course aims at examining the current state of fundamental rights protection within the Union, the existing legal instruments and actors, including the European Court of Human Rights, as well as their interaction. The current challenges for fundamental rights protection within the Union, especially within the Third Pillar and in the wake of a Constitutional Treaty, will also be addressed.

Early registration discounts: 10% before 19 October 2007

Fee: EUR 500.00, for certain groups: EUR 375.00, for staff EU and ERA patrons: EUR 300.00; Language: English; Event Number 307D65.

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See also on HREA: Study Guides (for) European human rights system.

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