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EU Consumer Law and Human Rights

Iris Benöhr


Traditionally, consumer law has played an instrumental role in the EU as a tool for market integration. There are now signs in the new EU legal framework and case law which suggest this may be changing. This incipient transformation arises from recent court cases and, above all, from the Lisbon Treaty and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The Treaty contains new provisions affecting consumer law and, at the same time, it grants binding legal force to the EU Charter, which adds a fundamental rights dimension to consumer protection. This evolution, however, is still at an early stage and may ... More

Keywords: EU consumer law and policy, fundamental rights, human rights, market ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199651979
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iris Benöhr, author
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford