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
Date Written: August 13, 2013
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
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