Enlarging the European Union and deepening its fundamental rights protection (2013:11epa)


Respect for human rights is a value upon which the European Union is founded, and a precondition for an aspirant state to be considered as a candidate for membership. Contrasting the fundamental rights discourse developing in the EU enlargement context and the situation within the EU, this European Policy Analysis shows the recurrent distortion between internal and external EU fundamental rights regimes, and sheds light on the on-going discussion to find ways of addressing it.

The publication is part of SIEPS´ research project EU and Enlargement Issues.

Christophe Hillion is a Senior Researcher in Law at SIEPS.