Monday, 19 October 2009

EU Charter and Beneš Decrees

Statewatch has published an analysis by Professor Steve Peers:

The Beneš Decrees and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights” (12 October 2009; 14 pages)


Peers’ analysis addresses four issues:


1) What is the scope of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights?

2) Does the scope of EC law include the Beneš Decrees?

3) Does the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice extend to direct claims against Member States?

4) What legal method could be used to confirm that the Beneš Decrees cannot be challenged pursuant to the Charter of Rights?


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Read and reflect.

Is there cause for the contagion, which has now spread from the Czech Republic to Slovakia?



Ralf Grahn