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The many faces of solidarity and its role in the jurisprudence of the area of freedom, security and justice
T.M.C. Asser Press; Springer
The question moving the inquiry of this chapter is the following: how is solidarity used in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice? Section 13.2 presents a legal-theoretical discussion aimed at ascertaining what exactly is meant by a ‘face of solidarity’, that is, what could the ‘legal nature’ of the concept be. Building upon these theoretical foundations, the chapter zooms in on the case law in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Sections 13.3, 13.4 and 13.5 consider solidarity as a value, as a principle, and as a rule, detailing the applicable case law. Speaking of solidarity as a ‘value’ means that it transcends specific doctrinal domains such as migration law, labour law, human rights etc., and it offers instead a standard of behaviour to strive for and on the basis of which to adopt or interpret other rules. Solidarity is also a principle in the sense that it guides the application or interpretation of other rules, and in this sense, it is akin to a value (the differentiation is defended in the next section). Finally, solidarity is a rule insofar as it provides the solution to a legal controversy in a specific instance, by creating an obligation for the EU legislator or for the Member States.
European Union law , Area of Freedom, Security and Justice , Solidarity , Migration , Court of Justice of the European Union , Legal theory
Carrozzini, A. and Lonardo, L. (2023) ‘The many faces of solidarity and its role in the jurisprudence of the area of freedom, security and justice’, in E. Kassoti and N. Idriz (eds) The Principle of Solidarity. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, pp. 261–279. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6265-575-1_13.
© 2023 T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors. This is a pre-copyedit version of a chapter published in: Kassoti, E., Idriz, N. (eds) The Principle of Solidarity. Global Europe: Legal and Policy Issues of the EU’s External Action, vol 2. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6265-575-1_13