Constitutional Crisis of the EU Citizen

Constitutional Crisis of the EU Citizen
EU Fundamental Rights, Jean-Etienne Poirrier, CC-BY-SA-2.0

The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Constitutional Crisis of the EU Citizen: Fundamental Rights Protection and EU Citizenship Law

Tuesday 11 October 2016
5pm – 6pm

David Hume Tower · Room 4.18
George Square · Edinburgh EH8 9JX

Dr Adrienne Yong
Lecturer in Law
The University of Hertfordshire

Looking at the relationship between EU citizenship rights and EU fundamental rights, as it has developed since the Maastricht Treaty, it becomes clear that, even before the Lisbon Treaty, there was an integration of EU fundamental rights into citizenship case law by the CJEU. The effect was a constitutionalisation of the status of EU citizenship through the protection of fundamental rights. However, in the wake of the crises facing the EU today, there has been a shift in judicial interpretation, to the detriment of the citizen. It is argued that the Brexit vote is further evidence of the crises affecting the Court’s behaviour, but also that the Court choosing to ignore fundamental rights cannot be the way forward for the protection of citizens’ rights, especially not with UK withdrawal imminent.

Dr Tobias Lock | Discussant
Senior Lecturer in European Union Law
Co-Director, Edinburgh Europa Institute
The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome


Adrienne YongAdrienne Yong (@adrienney_)
The University of Hertfordshire

Dr Adrienne Yong is Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research interests include EU citizenship law, EU fundamental rights law, the Court of Justice of the EU, identity and political theories of citizenship.

Tobias LockTobias LockEdinburgh Europa Institute Logo (@TobiasLock)
The University of Edinburgh

Dr Tobias Lock is Co-Director of the Edinburgh Europa Institute and Senior Lecturer in EU Law at the University of Edinburgh. His current research focuses on the relationship between the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights, in relating EU and international courts.

Anthony SalamoneAnthony SalamoneEdinburgh Europa Institute Logo (@AMSalamone)
The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone is Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group and PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. He is Managing Editor of European Futures and his research focuses on the politics of the UK’s EU relations.


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