Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ireland and the EU Lisbon Treaty
As readers may
remember from previous posts, Ireland is the only country to have rejected the
Treaty of Lisbon by referendum in June 2008. A new vote will take place this
Friday. One important point raised during this last referendum campaign is whether the so-called Irish “legal guarantees” are legally binding. For my own thoughts on that topic, see http://www.ejiltalk.org/the-european-unions-lisbon-treaty-some-thoughts-on-the-irish-legal-guarantees/
And on the question of whether the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights represents a positive development in EU law, see the short piece I co-wrote with Prof. Schabas: http://humanrightsdoctorate.blogspot.com/2009/09/lisbon-treaty-will-be-good-for-human.html.
More on the
results of the Irish referendum next week.