Cookies Policy
Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

A European Approach to Human Rights? Universality Explored

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Nordic Journal of International Law

Countering the universalist tradition of rights, this paper examines a number of European jurisdictions from legal, historical and philosophical perspectives in order to determine whether there exists a common European conception of rights. Through a comparison of a number of specific rights the author observes that there are fundamental differences in the understanding of rights even within the Member States of the European Union. The assumption of rights as universal appears as unfounded as rights are not the same even in all parts of Europe. This conclusion has implications on issues like the Post-Nice Process, the limits of integration, EU enlargement and the use of human rights arguments in the EU external relations.


Article metrics loading...


Affiliations: 1: Assistant Professor of International Law, Department of Public Law, University of Helsinki


Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to email alerts
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Nordic Journal of International Law — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation