The European Union: A Case of Over-Constitutionalisation?

24 - 24 January 2018
  • Starts at: 11:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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As Europe is going from one crisis to another, it seems that the successive waves of Treaty reforms did not meet the economic and political challenges of our times. Brexit can be seen as exemplifying the growing discontent with the EU. Dieter Grimm identifies the problem as one of over-constitutionalisation and argues that the EU risks failure, if it continues functioning under its current integration dynamics. To tackle this risk, he advances a number of concrete proposals for reforming the EU’s institutional structure, as well as its decision-making processes.

When:                   24 January 2018, 11-12.30h
Where:                  T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague 

About Dieter Grimm:
Dieter Grimm is Professor of Constitutional Law at Humboldt University of Berlin and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He is a Permanent Fellow and former Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study). From 1987 to 1999, he served as a judge at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. He has been a visiting professor in numerous universities including Harvard, New York University, the University of Toronto, the University La Sapienza in Rome, the Indian National Law School in Kolkatta, Seoul National University, Beijing University, Renmin University Beijing, and holds honorary doctoral degrees from the universities of Toronto, Göttingen, Porto Alegre and Bucharest.