Centre for the Study of European Contract Law

PhD research

Vidi project 'Judges in Utopia'

Rights to remedies

The PhD project focuses on the analysis of the actual and potential influence of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on the adequate protection of EU rights in private legal relationships. It examines the relationship between EU law and national private law from the perspective of effective judicial protection for private actors. It, thus, assesses to what extent ‘a fundamental right to adequate protection’ (safeguarded by Article 47 of the Charter) may strengthen judicial protection of EU rights on the national level and may, at the same time, function as a meta-principle reconciling different judicial views on the resolution of ‘hard cases’ of private law on different levels of the European legal order.

11 July 2016