Control of Constitutionality/Conventionality in the European Union and the Preliminary Reference System

Eduardo Biacchi Gomes Edileny Tomé da Mata About the authors


In this manuscript we raise the question of control of constitutionality/conventionality in the European system, which is considered the most effective among the regional systems of control of constitutionality/conventionality due to the relationship between the members’ states and the supranational system. In this sense, we start asking if whether there is or not a Constitution in Europe, then we present the basic structure of control of constitutionality/conventionality in Europe, and we finish by presenting two cases of preliminary reference system that challenge part of the effectiveness of this system.

Control of Conventionality; Constitutionality; Europe; Migrants

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