Drafting the EU Charter

Rights, Legitimacy and Process

  • Justus Schönlau

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Justus Schönlau
    Pages 12-36
  3. Justus Schönlau
    Pages 37-75
  4. Justus Schönlau
    Pages 76-122
  5. Justus Schönlau
    Pages 123-161
  6. Justus Schönlau
    Pages 162-170
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-213

About this book


This book gives a comprehensive account of the drafting of the EU Charter in the first Convention and shows the important contribution of this process to the constitutional development of the European Union. By drawing on a body of empirical data from the Convention in 1999-2000 it shows how the debates about a catalogue of fundamental rights for the EU prior to enlargement triggered a much wider discussion about the basis and basics of European integration. Thus it can shed new light on the EU's ongoing search for legitimacy.


constitution desegregation European Integration European Union European Union (EU) fundamental rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Justus Schönlau
    • 1
  1. 1.European ParliamentBrusselsBelgium

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