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The European Union and Human Rights: Analysis, Cases, and Materials

Jan Wouters and Michal Ovádek


This book maps and critiques the European Union’s commitment to human rights in both internal and external affairs. The book covers the evolution as well as the current state of the EU’s engagement with human rights, focusing, on the internal side, on the role of EU law in the multi-faceted system of human rights protection and, on the external side, on the EU’s efforts to bind its foreign policy to promoting human rights. This book combines analysis of key developments with a wide of range of sources, including extracts from legislation, case law, policy documents, and research of other schol ... More

Keywords: European Union, human rights, EU law, human rights protection, case law, policy documents, development cooperation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814177
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Wouters, author
Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, Full Professor of International Law nad International Organizations, KU Leuven

Michal Ovádek, author
Associate Fellow, Leuven Center for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven