Book launch: Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law

The Centre for Law of EU External Relations at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, in collaboration with Leiden University College (LUC) and The Hague Institute for Global Justice, is hosting a book launch for Dr. Joris Larik’s new monograph Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law, which has just been published by Oxford University Press. Here are the details:

Larik_Foreign-Policy-ObjectivesThe event will take place on Thursday, 21st of April 2016 (starting at 16:00), and it will be hosted by the Leiden University College in The Hague (Anna van Buerenplein 301, 2595DG Den Haag).

The book launch will feature opening remarks by Prof. Kutsal Yesilkagit, Dean of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University, followed by a panel of academics and practitioners to discuss some of the book’s main themes and findings. Closing remarks will be provided by Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception in the lobby of LUC.

Presenting the first comprehensive account of foreign policy objectives as a growing part of European constitutional law, the book confronts the trend of enshrining international ambitions in the highest laws of states and the European Union. Closely examining the provisions of foreign policy objectives, it differentiates their legal force and functions, situating them into the overall legal order of the state, the EU, and the composite ‘European constitutional space’. Larik argues that the codification of foreign policy objectives suggests a progression in the evolution of the role of the constitution: from limiting public authority to guiding it towards certain goals, both at home and in the wider world.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event, see the CLEER event page. More information about the book can be found on the website of Oxford University Press.

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