Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Judicial Protection of Human Rights against Austerity Measures

26Oct2016 13:00 - 14:00


On 20 September the Court of Justice of the EU in Ledra rendered a landmark decision in the field of judicial protection of Human Rights against austerity measures. Will this be sufficient for a proper judicial protection against austerity measures at EU level? Open to the public, registration requested.

This event is co-organized by the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law.


Attendance is free. For organizational reasons, please sign up for the meeting by sending an email to Angela Moisl,


By this judgment (Joined Cases C-8/15 P to C-10/15 P, Ledra) the Court of Justice opened its doors for individuals that claim the illegality of measures required by Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) concluded between Member States in financial distress and the ESM. Whilst the Court rejected to review the MoU itself, it accepted to rule on compensation in cases in which the European Commission signed a MoU on behalf of the ESM that violates the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The question now arises whether this landmark decision is sufficient for a proper judicial protection against austerity measures at EU level. This question will be addressed and discussed at the lunch seminar.

The speaker

René Repasi is scientific coordinator of the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG) of the Universities of Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam and teaches EU law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Montpellier and was assistant professor at the University of Heidelberg. Repasi acted as legal expert for the European Parliament in the context of the Banking Union and the reforms of EU’s economic governance framework.

Faculty of Law, A 1.01

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