The Europeanization of Law
Over the course of the last twenty years the two main elements of European law – EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights – have evolved and expanded greatly in substance, scope, impact and geographical extension.
Speaker: Fredrik Sejersted
In effect most of Europe has developed into a legal federation. The European states still have their national legal systems, but on top of this there is now a very substantive level of common European law, covering most aspects of national law and claiming supremacy in case of conflict.
The lecture will give a broad perspective on the on-going Europeanization of law. In particular it will address the challenge of finding a proper balance of power between the European and the national level, and the legal mechanisms for determining this balance.
After the lecture there will be time for comments, questions and debate.
Fredrik Sejersted is professor and director of the Centre for European Law. In 2010-11 he was head of Europautredningen (the Europe Review), a commission appointed by the government to review Norway’s relations with the EU, which resulted in the report Outside and Inside (NOU 2012:2).