Public lecture by Dr. Mel Kenny (Leicester University, UK)
"Battle for the soul of EU law. The variable geometry of effectiveness in EU law"
This presentation scrutinises the effectiveness of EU law in the wake of Traghetti and Elchinov. The presentation examines effectiveness whether as a doctrine emerging from a number of intermeshing doctrines, or as an autonomous Governance concept itself reinforcing EU law doctrines. The presentation illuminates divergent national enforcement perceptions; confirming the variable effectiveness of EU law. The presentation goes on to reflect on the implications of EU ECHR accession; and to contrast proposals for the further constitutionalisation of EU jurisdiction with the DCFR model. The presentation underscores the need for a re-examination of judicial methodology and to challenge the apparent attraction of legislative reduction.