The European Union accession to the European Convention on Human Rights as a plausible means to enhance the legitimacy of the EU
Musielak, Aleksandra (2012) The European Union accession to the European Convention on Human Rights as a plausible means to enhance the legitimacy of the EU. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.Full text not available from this repository.
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The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate that the EU accession to the
European Convention on Human Rights is a promising way to improve the
legitimacy of the supranational regime, provided that accession is organised
in a well-considered and effective manner. My work tries to find, at least
partial, resolution to the problem of the erosion of the EU authority, and is
based on the underlying presumption that human rights substantially
contribute to the successful functioning of the European polity.
Understanding of the human rights environment in the EU is therefore
crucial to find remedies to the lack of credibility in its exercise of power.
For this reason the EU Human Rights Policy, in its internal realm, in
particular the normative-judicial, monitoring, enforcement, and promotion
components of the Policy, are examined in great detail. The identified flaws
and insufficiencies, regarding both the design and implementation of the
Policy in question, lend weight to the view that only a serious,
comprehensive, and feasible plan for the reform of the Policy on human
rights can provide an answer to the legitimacy problem at the supranational
level of governance. But how is this objective best achieved? In this
context, the proposal for the EU accession to the ECHR should be
understood as a plausible means to rectify the shortcomings of the EU
Human Rights Policy, and thus improve its image of the Union as a credible
and powerful actor in European affairs. The proposal put forward in this
work outlines principles which should govern the human rights reform of
the EU and how they should be translated into practical terms.
My research is therefore an invitation to a discussion about the role of the
European Union, its orientation towards human rights, and its aspirations
for the future.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
K Law > KJ-KKZ European law
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||European Union, Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950), Human rights -- European Union countries|
|Official Date:||August 2012|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||School of Law|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Williams, Andrew, 1963-|
|Extent:||xxxviii, 356 leaves|
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