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EU Health Law & Policy: The Expansion of EU Power in Public Health and Health Care

Anniek de Ruijter


This book describes the expansion of EU power in health care and public health and analyses the implications of this expansion on EU health values and rights. The main conclusion of the book is that the EU is de facto balancing fundamental rights and values relating to health, implicitly taking on obligations for safeguarding fundamental rights in the field of health and affecting individuals’ rights sometimes without an explicit legal competence to do so. This brings to light instances where EU health policy has implications for fundamental rights and values without the possibility to challen ... More

Keywords: European Union, EU health law, EU health policy, EU public health, EU risk regulation, EU health care, EU fundamental rights, EU institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anniek de Ruijter, author
University of Amsterdam