Part II

Koen LENAERTS, President of Chamber of the European Court of Justice and Professor of European Union Law at Leuven University, Challenges Facing the European Court of Justice after the Treaty of Lisbon
This paper seeks to explore  challenges faced by the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’)  as a result of the changes introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon. It begins with a brief summary of the modifications introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon to the EU’s judicial architecture. Next, it focuses on the procedural challenges the ECJ will face as a result of its new expanded jurisdiction over matters pertaining to the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (‘AFSJ’). Finally, it explores one of the most politically-charged challenges for the EU judiciary in the years to come, namely, the scope of application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’).

Keywords: European Court of Justice, Treaty of Lisbon, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
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