The ECJ's Judgments in Melloni and Åkerberg Fransson: Une Ménage à Trois Difficulté

European Law Reporter, No. 4, pp. 133-141, April 2013

13 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2013

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Nikos Lavranos

European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA)

Date Written: August 13, 2013

Abstract

In both judgments (Melloni & Akerberg Fransson) the ECJ interprets the scope of application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, in particular Articles 51 and 53 of the Charter in a very extensive way. The judgments establish the supremacy of the Charter of Fundamental Rights over national (constitutional) law and the ECHR, thereby positioning the ECJ as the Supreme Court of Fundamental Rights in Europe.

Keywords: ECJ, ECHR, Charter of Fundamental Rights, constitional law, constitutional courts, supremacy

Suggested Citation

Lavranos, Nikos, The ECJ's Judgments in Melloni and Åkerberg Fransson: Une Ménage à Trois Difficulté (August 13, 2013). European Law Reporter, No. 4, pp. 133-141, April 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2309482

Nikos Lavranos (Contact Author)

European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) ( email )

Brussels
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