The European Court of justice as a game-changer

Fiduciary obligations in the area of freedom, security and justice

Authored by: Ester Herlin-Karnell

The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138183759
eBook ISBN: 9781315645629
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There are few areas in EU integration law and policy in which the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘the EU Court’) has not played a major role as a vehicle of integration, and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) is no exception. One could even go so far as to say that the AFSJ represents a field of law in which the EU Court has been a particularly important player and in which the judicial process has helped constitutionalize and transform this area into a central EU integration site.

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