Dr. Ester Herlin-Karnell

Ester Herlin-Karnell  is currently a Professor of EU constitutional law and justice and holds a VU University Research Chair. She is also the Co-Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in law from Somerville College, Oxford University as well as an LLM from King’s College London and a Jur Kand (LLM) from Stockholm University. Her recent publications include a monograph on the constitutional dimension of European criminal law (Hart publishing, Oxford 2012) and numerous articles on the European Area of Freedom Security and Justice, constitutional aspects of EU law and on regulatory market based challenges in the EU’s global fight against financial crimes. Her research interests lie in EU constitutional law and theory, criminal law, AFSJ law, EU external and global impact, EU political theory and transnational risk regulation.

Recent publications related to the area of EU external relations law and the external dimension of the AFSJ:

  • ‘Constructing Europe’s Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice through the Framework of “Regulation”: A Cascade of Market-Based Challenges in the EU’s Fight Against Financial Crime’, (2015), German Law Journal 171
  • (with T Konstadinides) ‘The Rise and Expressions of Consistency in EU Law: Legal and Strategic Implications for European Integration’ Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (2013), 139.
  • ‘EU values and the shaping of the international context in Amtenbrink & Kochenov (eds) European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order (Cambridge University Press 2013)
  • ‘Constitutional Principles in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’, in C Murhpy and D Acosta (eds), The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice After Lisbon and Stockholm (Hart Publishing 2013)
  • ‘The EU as a Promoter of Values and the European Global Project’ (2012) German Law Journal 1225
  • ’From Mutual Trust to the Full Effectiveness of EU law: 10 Years of the European Arrest Warrant’, European Law Review (2013) 79