EJTN-AEAJ Training on Conflicts of Norms/Multi-level protection in the Application of Fundamental Rights (HFR/2021/02)

Start Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
End Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Category: EU Civil Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights
Venue: Onine
Language(s): English
Training level: Introductory
Type EJTN-funded activities





Two day webinar organised in partnership with the Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) and focused on constructive solutions to conflicts between national and European law in the application of fundamental rights and freedoms.

The training will be carried out by leading academics and practitioners and will cover topics as diverse as potential conflicts between judicial and administrative decisions and fundamental rights, conflicts between primary and secondary EU law, and between the former and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

This training will combine theoretical lectures with practical workshops based on specialised case-studies and will serve as a forum for the exchange of knowledge and best practices between judges from across the EU. Participants are expected to have some background knowledge of the subject.  

Target audience: 

Administrative, civil law and criminal law judges from all EU Member states 



Mandatory case study (to be prepared beforehand)

Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the european Union in la wand policymaking at national level - guidance (FRA)

1. Sources summary - Zeller

2. Case study: H. Böhmann

3. Case study: D. Rabenschlag

Webinar Presentations;

Sources of Fundamental Rights - ZELLER

Presentation of the Introductory Case-Study - BÖHMANN

Final decisions violating EU law and the ECHR - RABENSCHLAG

Conflicts of EU law in the Field of Fundamental Rights and of ECHR with national constitutional law - JOČIENĖ

Possible Violations of Fundamental Rights - RAGULSKYTE-MARKOVIENE

Relationship between ECHR and EU Law - JOČIENĖ

Case study: Family life and COVID-19 restrictions on travel into the EU - RABENSCHLAG

Application Process: 

 All applications must be submitted through the candidates' national EJTN member institution

Number of places:

EJTN - 20 judges 
AEAJ - 20 judges

Deadline for applications

1st March

Deadline for Registration form

  10th March





Training Materials, Presentations and Suggested Readings:

Additional materials (suggested to read beforehand)

National reports Summary 2020: D. Jociene

Case 1 - Avotins v. Latvia [GC]

Case 2 -Bosphorus Hava Yollari Turizm ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi v. Ireland [GC]

Case 3 - M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece [GC]


FRA (2020) Getting the future right – Artificial intelligence and fundamental rights

FRA (2019) Data quality and artificial intelligence – mitigating bias and error to protect fundamental rights

FRA (2018) #BigData: Discrimination in data-supported decision making


EJTN Handbook - Human Rights EU Law



EJTN Secretariat:

Arno Vinkovic arno.vinkovic@ejtn.eu