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Procedural Review in European Fundamental Rights Cases (eds. J. Gerards, E. Brems) – Cambridge University Press – 2017

The book edited by J. Gerards and E. Brems (Cambridge University Press, 2017) offers an in-depth analysis of the procedural review by supranational courts deciding fundamental rights cases, highlighting its foundations, rationale and value, as well as providing examples of application in a comparative perspective (and thus referring to procedural review by the ECtHR, the CJEU and within the WTO system.

Traditionally, courts adjudicate fundamental rights cases by applying substantive tests of reasonableness or proportionality. Increasingly, however, European courts are also expressly taking account of the quality of the procedure that has led up to a fundamental rights interference. Yet this procedural review is far from uncontroversial. There still is a lack of clarity as to what ‘procedural review’ really means, what its potential for judicial decision-making is, how it relates and should relate to substantive review, and what its limitations are. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, this book is the first in-depth study into procedural review, considering the theoretical and conceptual issues at play, as well as the applicability of procedural review in different legal systems. It will therefore be of great importance to scholars and practitioners interested in fundamental rights adjudication in Europe, judicial reasoning and procedural justice.

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Updated: November 24, 2017 — 11:43 am

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