Retrospective and prospective of human rights in the European Union Cover Image

O analiză retrospectivă şi prospectivă a drepturilor omului în Uniunea Europeană
Retrospective and prospective of human rights in the European Union

Author(s): Rodoljub Etinski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Centrul de Studii Internationale
Keywords: human rights; European Union; Founding Treaties; general principles of Community law; Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU

Summary/Abstract: The text comments on the specificities of the process of recognition and development of human rights in the EU law. It evaluates the present state of human rights in the EU and casts light on possible further developments. It assesses the consequences of granting the UE Charter on Fundamental Rights a status equal to that of the founding treaties. As the general principles of community law were acknowledged as controlling the legality of secondary laws, human rights now constitute criteria for the legality of the Union’s normative acts. The article stresses the significance of article 263(4) of the Treaty on the functioning of the EU, which provides for the right of a private or legal person to go to court against acts targeting it directly and individually, as well as against acts which, while targeting another person, are directly relevant to it.

  • Issue Year: 4/2008
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 3-18
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian