OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE COMMENTARIES ON THE CHARTER

  • Bifulco, R., Cartabia, M. and Celotto, A. (2001), L’Europa dei diritti: Commento alla Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione Europea, il Mulino, Bologna.
  • Coghian N. Steiert M. (eds.) (2020), The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: the travaux préparatoires and selected documents
  • Holoubek, M. and Lienbacher, G. (eds.) (2019), Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (GRC-Kommentar), 2nd edition, Manz, Vienna;
  • Kellerbauer, M., Klamert, M. and Tomkin J. (eds.) (2019), Commentary on the EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Mangas Martin, A. (2008), Carta de los derechos fundamentales de la Unión Europea: Comentario, artículo por artículo, Fundacion BBVA, Bilbao.
  • Mastroianni, R., Allegrezza, S., Razzolini, O., Pollicino, O. and Pappalardo, F. (eds.) (2017), Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione Europea, Giuffrè, Milano;
  • Meyer, J. and Hölscheidt, S. (eds.) (2019),  Charta der Grundrechte der Europäischen Union: Kommentar, (Commentary on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union) 5th edition.
  • Peers, S., Hervey, T., Kenner, J. and Ward, A. (scheduled for 2021), The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A commentary, 2nd edition, CH Beck Hart Nomos, Oxford;
  • Picod, F., Rizcallah, C. and Van Drooghenbroeck, S. (2020), Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne: Commentaire article par article (Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: Commentary article-byarticle), Bruylant, Bruxelles. 
  • Sachpekidou E., Tagaras Ch., Kanellopoulou-Malouchou N., Karagiannis V., Lentzis D., Marouda M.-N., Sarmas D., Takis A., Tsolka O., (2020), Κατ’ άρθρο ερμηνεία του Χάρτη των Θεμελιωδών Δικαιωμάτων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης (Article-By-Article Commentary Of The Eu Charter Of Fundamental Rights ), Nomiki Bibliothiki, 752 p.
  • Toggenburg G. (2019 - 2021), All EU-r rights, Online series published in the EURAC Research in English, Blog (and partly available also in Italian on Lo Spiegone)

OTHER DOCUMENTS, SOURCES AND TOOLS (mostly from projects co-funded by the EU)

  • ACTIONES (Active Charter Training through Interaction Of National Experiences) was an EU-funded project focused on the vertical and horizontal interaction between courts. It resulted in four handbooks on techniques of judicial interactions in the application of the Charter.
  • The Charter in action: an EU-funded project that resulted in a best practices handbook for Charter trainings and a training manual;
  • Charterclick was an EU-funded project that resulted in a Charter tutorial and an interactive checklist both designed to make understand whether the Charter applies to a given case. Both tools are available on the e-justice platform of the European Commission.
  • European Judicial Training Network (ETJN) database lists all available face-to-face judicial training opportunities.
  • Council of Europe HELP training platform provides a range of resources on the ECHR. These include distance-learning and self-learning resources on the ECHR and European human rights standards, as well as handbooks and other useful resources.
  • Judging the Charter: an EU-funded project which resulted in a set of training events, a manual on the role of the Charter in asylum cases and a Charter website that brings together a large amount of Charter-related information, including exercises and training materials, case law and a selection of relevant EU legislation;
  • Library of Charter-specific training materials put together by the European Law Academy in Trier which offers a wide spectrum of trainings on the Charter
  • Making the Charter of Fundamental Rights a living instrument: an EU-funded project that resulted in a user-friendly Manual on the Charter and Guidelines for civil society actors on how to best use the Charter;
  • Making the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights a reality for all  - 12 November 2019 - Conference material 

NB: The above links are provided for information purposes only. The FRA bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of external websites and links.

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  • The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

    Author(s):
    Dickson, B.
    Published in:
    European Human Rights Law Review, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
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    pp 27-40
  • Rechten, beginselen en horizontale directe werking van de grondrechten uit het EU-Handvest

    Translated Title: Rights, principles and horizontal direct effect of the fundamental rights from the EU Charter
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    Author(s):
    Emaus, J.M.
    Published in:
    Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 67-76
    Summary:
    This article examines the implications of the EU Charter for Dutch private law. It argues that the effect of the EU Charter on Dutch private law is limited, but that its impact will increase when major issues concerning its application are resolved. In this context the article discusses the horizontal effects of fundamental rights and the distinctions the Charter draws between principles and rights.
  • Hvornår gælder EU's charter om grundlæggende rettigheder i sager for de danske domstole?

    Translated Title: When does the EU Charter on fundamental rights apply in cases before Danish courts?
    Author(s):
    Fenger, N.
    Published in:
    Juristen, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 168-175
  • Listina základních práv Evropské unie a trestní řízení

    Translated Title: The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Criminal Proceedings
    Author(s):
    Fenyk, J.
    Published in:
    Státní zastupitelství, Wolters Kluwer ČR a.s., 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
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    pp 8-15
  • The Horizontal Effect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU: Rediscovering the Reasons for Horizontality

    Author(s):
    Frantziou, E.
    Published in:
    European Law Journal, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 657-679
    Summary:
    This article analyses the horizontal effect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Horizontal effect has been an integral part of the Union’s application of fundamental rights, especially in the field of equality. However, the codification of fundamental rights in the Charter raises important questions as to how horizontal effect will continue to apply in the EU, particularly in the aftermath of the Court’s rulings in cases such as Dominguez and AMS. This article argues that the emphasis on prior approaches to horizontal effect in recent rulings fails to address the more profound issues that the horizontal effect of a fundamental rights catalogue raises. Meaningfully engaging with horizontality involves answering directional questions: what role does the Charter play in the Union’s constitutional framework and what can horizontality achieve in respect of EU rights protection? Overall, the article calls for a new approach in the Charter context, in which horizontality can be assessed against a sound theoretical framework, conscious of the role of rights in society rather than their positioning in different types of legislation.
  • Vorrang, Grenzen und Verstärkungseffekte der EU-Grundrechte – Folgerungen aus den Urteilen Åkerberg Fransson, Pfleger und Dano (Hartz IV)

    Translated Title: Supremacy, limits and strengthening effects of the EU fundamental rights – Conclusions drawn from the judgements Åkerberg Fransson, Pfleger und Dano (Hartz IV)
    Author(s):
    Frenz, W.
    Published in:
    Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 741-746
  • Grundrecht auf Streik - Rechtsgrundlagen und Rechtsfolgen

    Translated Title: The fundamental right to strike – legal bases and legal consequences
    Author(s):
    Kohlbacher, E.
    Published in:
    Ecolex, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 690-693
  • Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union: On the Relationship between EU Fundamental Rights, the European Convention and National Standards of Protection

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    Author(s):
    Kokott, J. & Sobotta, C.
    Published in:
    Yearbook of European Law, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 60-73
  • Il riconoscimento in materia fiscale dei diritti fondamentali tutelati dalla CEDU e dalla Carta dei diritti UE

    Translated Title: The acceptance of fundamental rights as laid down in the ECHR and the Charter in the area of fiscal law
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    Author(s):
    Laroma Jezzi, P.
    Published in:
    Corriere Tributario, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 679-684
  • La construction européenne et son incidence sur les compétences étatiques et la hiérarchie des normes

    Translated Title: The European structure and its impact on national competencies and the hierarchy of norms
    Author(s):
    Levade, A.
    Published in:
    Revue française de droit constitutionnel, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 287-306
  • Vijf jaar bindend Handvest van de Grondrechten: wat heeft het de rechtzoekende opgeleverd?

    Translated Title: Five years of a binding Charter on Fundamental Rights: what has it brought for the person seeking legal recourse?
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    Author(s):
    Morijn, J., Pahladsingh, A. & Palm, H.
    Published in:
    Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 123-132
  • Los tres niveles de garantías de los derechos fundamentales en la Unión Europea: problemas de articulación

    Translated Title: The three layers of fundamental rights guarantees in the European Union: problems of articulation
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    Author(s):
    Muñoz Machado, S.
    Published in:
    Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 195-230
  • Il principio di attribuzione e l'applicabilita'della carta dei diritti fondamentali: l'orientamento della giurisprudenza

    Translated Title: The Principle of Conferral and the Applicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights: The Approach Taken by Judicial Decisions
    Author(s):
    Nascimbene, B.
    Published in:
    Rivista di diritto internazionale, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 49-78
  • Charte des droits fondamentaux et principes généraux du droit

    Translated Title: Charter of fundamental rights and general principles of law
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    Author(s):
    Picod, F.
    Published in:
    Revue des droits et libertés fondamentaux, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
  • Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union – legal decisional document in justice and administration

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    Author(s):
    Popescu, C. F. & Grigore-Rӑdulescu, M.-I.
    Published in:
    Journal of Law and Administrative Sciences, Special Issue, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    p 545
  • H εφαρμογή της αρχής ne bis in idem στην περίπτωση σωρευτικής επιβολής διοικητικών κυρώσεων- Με αφορμή την απόφαση ΣτΕ 1091/2015

    Translated Title: The application of the ne bis in idem principle in the case of cumulative imposition of administrative sanctions – on the occasion of judgement 1091/2015 of the Council of State
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    Author(s):
    Πρεβεδούρου, E. (Prevedourou, E.)
    Published in:
    θεωρια & πραξη διοικητικου δικαιου (Theory & Practice of Administrative Law), 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 524-532
  • Vereinigt die Grundrechte!

    Translated Title: Unify the Fundamental Rights!
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    Author(s):
    Thym, D.
    Published in:
    JuristenZeitung, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 53-63
  • La constitucionalización del derecho a una buena administración en la Unión Europea: ¿nuevas garantías para la protección de los derechos en el procedimiento administrativo?

    Translated Title: The constitutionalisation of the right to good administration in European Union: new guarantees for the rights´ protection in the administrative procedure?
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    Original Source
    Author(s):
    Viñuales Ferreiro, S.
    Published in:
    Revista de Derecho de la Unión Europea, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 321-340
  • Karta Praw Podstawowych Unii Europejskiej w polskim sądownictwie – problemy i wyzwania

    Translated Title: European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Polish judiciary – problems and challenges
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    Author(s):
    Wróblewski, M.
    Published in:
    Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 17-23
  • Fundamental Rights Review of National Measures: Nothing New under the Charter?

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    Author(s):
    Snell, J.
    Published in:
    European Public Law, 2015
    Publication Year:
    2015
    Page numbers:
    pp 285-308
    Summary:
    The case law under the Charter on the use of EU fundamental rights to scrutinize national measures represents a continuation of the earlier jurisprudence. The wording of Article 51(1) Charter of Fundamental Rights has not resulted in a general rollback of EU fundamental rights. However, the Charter has focused attention on the issue, has resulted in important new guidance and some streamlining of the case law, and will make it hard for the Court to push the jurisprudence further. The normative justification for the Wachauf type cases can be readily found and has been convincingly articulated by the Court. This does not mean that it will be easy to decide whether the connection between the EU rules and the national measure is sufficient to count as implementation, but the Court has helpfully distilled factors to be taken into account. By contrast, the normative justification for ERT type cases is more difficult to establish. This case law represents a far-going interference with national legal systems. The standard explanation, that since derogations are creatures of Union law, EU fundamental rights must apply, fails to convince. The Court is expressing its distrust of national systems of fundamental rights protection. Unfortunately the distrust may be warranted, and the political system of the EU may not be well equipped to correct matters. The case law can be defended as a judicial remedy for the failure of the political, but needs to be applied with care.

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