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Multilevel Constitutionalism and Judicial Protection of Freedom and Justice in the International Economic Law of the EC

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

in Continuity and Change in EU Law

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199219032
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219032.003.0019
 Multilevel Constitutionalism and Judicial Protection of Freedom and Justice in the International Economic Law of the EC

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This chapter discusses some of the ‘constitutional problems’ in the national and international judicial protection of individual freedom and justice in the international relations law of the EC. Topics covered include bottom-up structures of multilevel human rights constitutionalism, top-down structures of multilevel economic constitutionalism, different conceptions of constitutional democracy, international market governance, the role of the European judge as an agent of justice and of multilevel economic constitutionalism inside the EC, and the limits of European constitutionalism.

Keywords: European Community; international relations; constitutional problems; freedom; justice; human rights

Chapter.  7265 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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