« Back to all events

The EU’s constitutional foundation and the Court of Justice, 1957-2017

Dates:
  • Fri 17 Mar 2017 14.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-03-17 14:00 2017-03-17 17:00 Europe/Paris The EU’s constitutional foundation and the Court of Justice, 1957-2017

As part of the series of seminars “The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe, 1957-2017,” organised to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, this seminar will bring together academics and members of the Court of Justice to reflect on the evolution of the EU’s constitution and the contribution of the Court to that development. The Court of Justice declared in 1991 that the Treaty of Rome was ‘the constitutional charter of a Community based on the rule of law’ but the development of the constitutional principles which underpin the European Community and the European Union were first established many years before and have undergone a continuous evolution. We have also seen an evolution in the ways in which scholarship has approached EU law in general and the Court’s case law in particular. The panellists will discuss initial conceptualizations of European Law and how they have evolved, the emergence of constitutional principles in the Court’s case law and their relation to the primary law contained in the Treaties, the evolution of the use of constitutionalist language in legal scholarship to describe EU law, and the opportunities offered by taking a historical, archival approach to studying EU law and the judgments of the Court.

Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa. DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

As part of the series of seminars “The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe, 1957-2017,” organised to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, this seminar will bring together academics and members of the Court of Justice to reflect on the evolution of the EU’s constitution and the contribution of the Court to that development. The Court of Justice declared in 1991 that the Treaty of Rome was ‘the constitutional charter of a Community based on the rule of law’ but the development of the constitutional principles which underpin the European Community and the European Union were first established many years before and have undergone a continuous evolution. We have also seen an evolution in the ways in which scholarship has approached EU law in general and the Court’s case law in particular. The panellists will discuss initial conceptualizations of European Law and how they have evolved, the emergence of constitutional principles in the Court’s case law and their relation to the primary law contained in the Treaties, the evolution of the use of constitutionalist language in legal scholarship to describe EU law, and the opportunities offered by taking a historical, archival approach to studying EU law and the judgments of the Court.


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

Affiliation:
Historical Archives
Department of Law

Type:
Seminar

Speaker:
Professor Emeritus Marise Cremona (EUI - Law Department)
Advocate General Michal Bobek (Court of Justice of the European Union)
Prof. Bruno de Witte (EUI - Law Department)
Prof Armin von Bogdandy (Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg / University in Frankfurt/Main)
Prof Fernanda Giorgia Nicola (American University, Washington College of Law)

Contact:
Claudia Fanti - Send a mail
 
 
 

Page last updated on 18 August 2017