In Dec 2000, the European heads of government, meeting in Nice France, took several momentous steps in the constitutional development of the EU. Potentially, the Nice Summit will mark a major milepost on the road to a European bill of rights. Assuming the member states ultimately enact remedial measures, including judicial protection, the transition may prove no less influential than the adoption of the Bill of Rights in the US.
The Treaty of Nice: Arming the Courts to Defend a European Bill of Rights?,
65 Law and Contemporary Problems
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