C.V. Starr Lectures

Fundamental Rights in Europe: Challenges & Transformations in Comparative Perspective

  • Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Location: New York Law School, W120, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 (Corner of West Broadway and Leonard Street, near the Franklin Street subway station.)
  • CLE: 1.0 credit in Areas of Professional Practice (for free)
  • Free reception: Following the lecture.
  • Registration is required for general admission (no charge) and CLE: Please click here.

FabbriniHow does Europe protect fundamental rights? It uses the legal regimes of individual states, the European Union, and the European Convention on Human Rights. But does this legal architecture effectively and consistently protect these rights? In his lecture, Federico Fabbrini will analyze the constitutional implications of this multilevel system and examine the dynamics that spring from the interaction between different human rights standards in Europe. He will also compare human rights standards between the European system and the federal system in the United States.

Federico Fabbrini is a tenured Assistant Professor of European & Comparative Constitutional Law at Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute, and is the coordinator of the Research Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism at the International Association of Constitutional Law.