The European Union and Human Rights

This work disccusses aspects of topics such as: property rights; the freedom of expression for commercial actors; the principle of government openness; the right to vote and to be elected; freedom of movement; social rights as general principles of Community Law; workers' rights of participation; family rights and the position of women in the family; expulsion and extradition in and from the EU; the protection of minorities; the protection of cultural heritage; foreign policy and extraterritoriality. How does judicial protection under Union Law compare with standards of protection under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, or with national constitutional law? Is Maastricht a step forward in the protection of human rights? This book provides a discussion for the search for answers.