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European Human Rights


Andrew Williams

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Since its inception the Centre has charted the development of human rights in the European Union. Building on Andrew Williams’ research and writing, the Centre has been awarded a succession of contracts from the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency to provide information and analysis for its Charterpedia database.

The project collates information on the development and application of human rights provisions and decisions in the EU. It is currently looking at constitutional changes within the 27 member states.

The work of the Fundamental Rights Agency can be found hereLink opens in a new window.

In 2015 Centre co-director Prof Andrew Williams published a new collection of essays on "Europe's Justice Deficit?" (Hart) co-edited with Prof Gráinne de Búrca (NYU Law School) and Prof Dimitry Kochenov (Groningen Faculty of Law). The book explores the place to be occupied by the underlying substantive ideal of justice in the EU between the market-oriented foundation of the Union and the contemporary essence of its constitutional system. A launch event was held at LSE on June 4th which also hosted a debate between Justice Giuliano Amato (former Prime Minister of Italy and Constitutional Judge) and Professor Christian Joerges (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin). More info on the debate can be found on eutopia and on verfassungsblog.

This project builds on previous studies on the EU, justice, and human rights :

Andrew Williams (2010) "The Ethos of Europe: Values, Law and Justice in the EU" Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy, Cambridge University Press

Andrew Williams (2004) "EU Human Rights Policies: A Study in Irony" Oxford Studies in European Law, Oxford University Press