• Konstantinos Margaritis Konstantinos Margaritis National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece Attorney at Law



fundamental rights, EU primary law, ECJ case law


The issue of fundamental rights protection in the European Union is of highest
importance. The discussion on the topic has been started as early as the beginning of 1970s,
although the founding Treaties did not include any catalogue of fundamental rights. After a
long evolutionary process with many actors involved, the final result is shown in the Treaty of

Author Biography

Konstantinos Margaritis Konstantinos Margaritis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece Attorney at Law

PhD candidate, Faculty of Law,


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