First Fundamental Rights Documents in Europe: Commemorating 800 Years of Magna Carta

First Fundamental Rights Documents in Europe: Commemorating 800 Years of Magna Carta


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ISBN-13: 9781780683607
Publisher: Intersentia
Publication date: 11/16/2015
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Markku Suksi is Professor of Public Law at Åbo Akademi University (Finland) and former Finnish E.MA National Director. He has published works about constitutional law, autonomy, linguistic rights, the referendum, and elections.

Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Cyprus (Cyprus) and E.MA National Director (Cyprus). She has published works about political participation of women, European issues and security policy.

Jean-Paul Lehners is Professor emeritus of Global History and holder of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights at the University of Luxembourg as well as E.MA National Director (Luxembourg). He has published works in the field of global and demographic history and in the historiographical study of human rights.

Manfred Nowak received his PhD from the Law School of the University of Vienna in 1973 ad his LL.M from Columbia University (New York) in 1975. He was UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, UN expert on enforced disappearances and judge at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is/was visiting professor at the Danish Institute of Human Rights in Copenhagen, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights at Lund University, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization in Venice, the American University in Washington, D.C., Abo Akademie in Turku and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (Director of SIM from 1987 to 1989). He is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Vienna University and Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in Vienna. He is author of more than 500 publications in the field of human rights, public and international law.

Table of Contents

Preface v

List of Authors xi

1 Introduction Markku Suksi Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides Jean-Paul Lehners Manfred Nowak 1

Part I

2 The United Kingdom: From Magna Carta 1215 to the Rule of Law Dawn Oliver 11

3 Ireland: Individual and Group Rights in Ancient Irish Law Brendan Tobin Michael O'Flaherty 25

4 Italy: The Liber Paradisus - A Vision of Good Governance Paolo De Stefani 39

5 Hungary: The Historic Constitution as the Place of Memory Jvett Császár Balázs Majtényi 57

6 Belgium: From Collective Privileges to Individual Rights Wim Decock Koen Lemmens 69

7 Austria: Manorial Regulation of Mining and Use of Forests as Potential Antecedents in Fundamental Rights Marija Wakounig 85

8 Spain: The First Cry for Justice in the Americas - From Antonio de Montesinos to the Laws of Burgos (1512) Felipe Gómez Isa 93

9 Lithuania: From Equality to Inequality and to Equality Again Vygante Milašiute) 107

10 Poland: From the Golden Liberty of the Nobles to Fundamental Rights Agata Hauser Zdzislaw Kedzia) 123

Part II

11 France: Foundational Importance of the Declaration of 1789 Florence Benoit Rohmer 139

12 Sweden: Free Press as a First Fundamental Right Anna-Sara Lind 151

13 The Netherlands: The Batavian Staatsregeling as the First Fundamental Rights Document Louis Berkvens 161

14 Portugal: 'Tropical Versailles' in the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century Teresa Pizarro Beleza Helena Pereira De Melo 175

15 Luxembourg: Fundamental Rights in a Small State Charlotte Wirth 185

16 Greece: Reflections from the Hellenic Legal Tradition Stelios Perrakis Maria Daniella Marouda 197

17 Denmark: In Love with Tradition Eva Maria Lassen 209

18 Germany: Fundamental Rights as an Instrument Towards the Rechtstaat Anja Mihr 221

19 The Czech Republic: On the Road to Rights and Freedoms Jan Holzer Hubert Smekal 235

20 Romania: The Birth of Fundamental Rights as a Form of Political Contention Liana Andreea Ionita 251

21 Bulgaria: The Liberal Tarnovo Constitution Nikoiay Natov 267

22 Finland: Rights to Facilitate Participation Markku Suksi 277

23 Estonia: First Landmarks of Fundamental Rights Hesi Siimets-Gross Marelle Leppik 295

24 Slovakia: The Right of a Nation Tomáš Gábriš Mária Patakyová 309

25 Latvia: Second Part of the Constitution as a Project for Next Generations Arturs Kucs Janis Pleps 329

26 The History of Fundamental Rights in Europe: A Long and Winding Road Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides Jean-Paul Lehners Manfred Nowak Markku Suksi 343

Index 355

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