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Judicial Control in the European Union: Reforming Jurisdiction in the Intergovernmental Pillars

Alicia Hinarejos


The EU's activity under its intergovernmental pillars — The Common Foreign and Security Policy and Justice and Home Affairs — has traditionally been beyond the scope of judicial control offered by the central EC legal system. The increasing importance of this activity, and its growing intrusion into the lives of individuals, has led to a sense that the level of judicial oversight and protection is insufficient and that the constitutional balance of the Union stands in urgent need of reform. While the need for reform is widely recognised, wholesale constitutional change has been stalled by the ... More

Keywords: judicial control, European Union, jurisdiction, intergovernmental pillars, constitutional balance, need for reform, constitutional change, Constitutional Treaty, Treaty of Lisbon, Court of Justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alicia Hinarejos, author
William Golding Junior Research Fellow, Brasenose College, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor, McGill University