Mar 22 Thu

Human Rights Litigation before the European Court of Justice

12:00PM Washington College of Law Y115

Expert panelists will discuss human rights litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has played an increasingly important role in the EU since its creation in the 1950s. The Court’s jurisprudential record informs EU Member States as to how EU law is to be interpreted and what types of actions are permissible (or impermissible). CJEU’s decision-making does not occur in a vacuum; rather, it is informed by a wide variety of actors and circumstances in Luxembourg, in the Member States and even in the overseas territories where EU citizens have tangible rights. Most recently, the CJEU’s jurisprudence on migration policy, reproductive rights, freedom of expression, and rule of law challenges to Hungary’s democracy address some of the most salient issues in human rights litigation in Europe. Panelists include:

Michiel Godfried “Mike” Eman, former Prime Minister of Aruba;
Dimitry Kochenov, Prof. of Law, University of Groningen;
Fernanda Nicola, Prof. of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Chair: Macarena Saez, Dir. of Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

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