The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as a Binding Instrument

Author: Sybe de Vries
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782258248
Format: PDF
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The entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009 caused the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights to be granted binding effect. This raised a host of intriguing questions. Would this transform the EU's commitment to fundamental rights? Should it transform that commitment? How, if at all, can we balance competing rights and principles? (The interaction of the social and the economic spheres offers a particular challenge). How deeply does the EU conception of fundamental rights reach into and bind national law and practice? How deeply does it affect private parties? How much flexibility has been left to the Court in making these interpretative choices? What is the likely effect of another of the reforms achieved by the Lisbon Treaty, the commitment of the EU to accede to the ECHR? This book addresses all of these questions in the light of five years of practice under the Charter as a binding instrument.

General Principles of Law

Author: Stefan Vogenauer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509910697
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examining general principles of law provides one of the most instructive examples of the intersection between EU law and comparative law. This collection draws on the expertise of high-profile and distinguished scholars to provide a critical examination of this interaction. It shows how general principles of EU law need to be responsive to national laws. In addition, it is clear that the laws of the Member States have no choice but to be responsive to the general principles which are developed through EU law. Viewed through the perspective of proportionality, legal certainty, and fundamental rights, the dynamic relationship between the ingenuity of the Court of Justice, the legislative process and the process of Treaty revision is comprehensively illustrated.

Passing Wealth on Death

Author: Alexandra Braun
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 150990736X
Format: PDF
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Wealth can be transferred on death in a number of different ways, most commonly by will. Yet a person can also use a variety of other means to benefit someone on death. Examples include donationes mortis causa, joint tenancies, trusts, life-insurance contracts and nominations in pension and retirement plans. In the US, these modes of transfer are grouped under the category of 'will-substitutes' and are generally treated as testamentary dispositions. Much has been written about the effect of the use of will-substitutes in the US, but little is generally known about developments in other jurisdictions. For the first time, this collection of contributions looks at will-substitutes from a comparative perspective. It examines mechanisms that pass wealth on death across a number of common law, civil law and mixed legal jurisdictions, and explores the rationale behind their use. It analyses them from different viewpoints, including those of owners of businesses, investors, as well as creditors, family members and dependants. The aims of the volume are to show the complexity and dynamics of wealth transfers on death across jurisdictions, to identify patterns between jurisdictions, and to report the attitudes towards the different modes of transfer in light of their utility and the potential frictions they give rise to with policies and principles underpinning current laws.

Gewinnausgleich

Author: Kristin Boosfeld
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161539107
Format: PDF, Mobi
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English summary: Kristin Boosfeld depicts the heterogeneous traditions of disgorgement of profits in French, Dutch and English law. On this basis, she develops criteria to give a consistent answer to the question whether and to what extent profits, be they made by violation of property or any other right, should be disgorged. German description: Wird unter Verletzung fremder Rechte ein Gewinn erzielt, so stellt sich die Frage, wem dieser zusteht: dem Rechtsinhaber, der zur Gewinnerzielung nicht beigetragen hat, oder dem Gewinnerzielenden, der ohne das fremde Recht den Gewinn nicht erzielt hatte. Kristin Boosfeld stellt die in Frankreich, den Niederlanden und England vertretenen Losungsansatze gegenuber und stellt fest, dass nicht nur zwischen, sondern auch innerhalb der untersuchten Rechtsordnungen keine einheitlichen Argumentationsmuster bestehen. Je nachdem, welches Recht betroffen ist, sollen unterschiedliche Haftungsregimes greifen. Die hieraus folgenden Wertungswiderspruche sucht sie durch eine einheitliche Begrundung des Gewinnausgleichs aufzulosen und geht der Frage nach, auf der Grundlage welcher Kriterien festgestellt werden kann, ob und in welcher Form ein Ausgleich in rechtswidriger Weise erzielten Gewinns zu erfolgen hat.

Europ isches Strafrecht post Lissabon

Author: Kai Ambos
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
ISBN: 3863950216
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume deals with the future of European criminal law under the Lisbon Treaty. The contributions assess the risks and prospects of the progressing European integration with a special focus on the enlarged competences of the EU in the field of criminal law.

Kommunale Governance

Author: Helena Lindemann
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161534683
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die rechtswissenschaftliche Analyse begreift Stadte bislang uberwiegend als rein nationalen Regelungsgegenstand. Demgegenuber stehen Entwicklungen wie die Verabschiedung spezieller UN-Deklarationen zu Stadten oder die durch die Weltbank initiierte und angeleitete Privatisierung der kommunalen Daseinsvorsorge in zahlreichen Schwellen- und Entwicklungslandern. Dies offnet den Blick fur einen volkerrechtlichen Zugriff auf das Thema "Stadt." Als programmatische Konzepte zur Stadtentwicklung normieren die Weltbank oder das UN-Siedlungsprogramm UN-Habitat in Stadtstrategien Prinzipien wie Partizipation, Dezentralisierung, Privatisierung oder Good Urban Governance. Im Zentrum der Arbeit steht neben der exemplarischen Analyse und einer ideologiekritischen Lesart die dogmatisch schwierige Einordnung dieser internationalen Stadtstrategien als Volkerrecht.

Die Europ ische Union nach dem Vertrag von Lissabon

Author: Olaf Leiße
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531922327
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mit dem Vertrag von Lissabon erreicht der europäische Integrationsprozess eine neue Stufe. Hervorgegangen aus dem Verfassungsentwurf des Konvents zur Zukunft der Europäischen Union, der Vertrag von Lissabon die neue rechtliche Grundlage der Union für die kommenden Jahre. Die Autoren dieses Sammelbandes liefern eine umfassende und systematische Übersicht über das neue Vertragswerk. Sie untersuchen die Reform der Institutionen sowie Veränderungen in einzelnen Politikbereichen und analysieren Chancen zur Weiterentwicklung der EU.