Afweging van grondrechten in een veellagig rechtssysteem. De toepassing van het proportionaliteitsbeginsel in strikte zin door het EHRM en het HvJ EU

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Afweging van grondrechten in een veellagig rechtssysteem. De toepassing van het proportionaliteitsbeginsel in strikte zin door het EHRM en het HvJ EU

Title: Afweging van grondrechten in een veellagig rechtssysteem. De toepassing van het proportionaliteitsbeginsel in strikte zin door het EHRM en het HvJ EU
Author: Houdijker, Fenna Marina Johanna den
Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers : Nijmegen
Issue Date: 2012-11-27
Keywords: Fundamental rights
Proportionality
Balancing
European Court of Human Rights
Court of Justice of the European Union
Multi-levelness
Multi-level legal system
Judicial reasoning
Incommensurability
Abstract: Balancing nowadays seems to be omnipresent, in particular in the continental European fundamental rights discourse. The notion has also permeated the case-law of the two supranational courts on which this study focuses: the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. In a reaction to the growing critique on both Courts for a lack of clarity of their rulings, especially those rulings in which they rely on balancing, this study aims at answering the question whether the Courts’ frequent references to the notion of balancing contribute to the intelligibility and transparency of their decisions in cases concerning conflicts of fundamental rights and/or interests. In order to do so, this study combines a legal-theoretical research into balancing with an analysis of the ‘balancing case-law’ of the two European Courts. The legal-theoretical research leads to an ‘ideal type’ of balancing that provides a yardstick for the evaluation of the balancing case-law of the Courts. As it is found that the rulings of both Courts can be improved with regard to the application of the notion of balancing, proposals are made to improve the Strasbourg and Luxembourg balancing practices. When doing so, the study pays heed to the challenges the Courts face as a result of the multi-levelness of the European system of fundamental rights protection.
Description: Promotor: J.H. Gerards
With Summary in English
Faculty: Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Citation: Houdijker, F.M.J. den, 2012, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: Meijersreeks;213
ISBN: 9789058508805
Sponsor: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) / Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/20178
 

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