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Eleni Frantziou
LL.B., King's College (London) (2010), LL.M., College of Europe (Bruges) (2011)
Ph.D Candidate
Research Topic: The Horizontal Effect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
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Eleni joined the Faculty in September 2012 as an M.Phil/Ph.D candidate. Her research focuses on the potential of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to create horizontal effects and to be relied on in disputes between private parties. Eleni holds an LL.B. from King's College London and an LL.M. in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe. Her research is supported by a UCL Faculty of Laws Research Scholarship.

In addition to her doctoral work, Eleni teaches EU/Human Rights Law as part of the LLB programme and provides research assistance for the Britain and Europe Seminar Series. She is the Academic Editor of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

Eleni's research interests include European Union law and human rights law. She is particularly interested in questions of inclusion and equality.

Prior to joining UCL, Eleni completed a clerkship ('stage') at the chambers of Judge Schiemann at the Court of Justice of the European Union and worked in European law practice in Brussels.
Areas of Expertise

European Law, Human Rights, Employment and Equality

Research Projects
Research Interests

European Law, Human Rights, Social and Economic Rights

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Current Teaching
LAWS7005 - EU Law LLB
Professional Experience
  • 2011 : Herbert Smith LLP, Brussels
  • 2012 : Court of Justice of the European Union, Cabinet of Judge Schiemann
Public Engagements & Media Coverage
Britain and Europe
Eleni's publications include:
Conference Papers
  • ‘The Horizontal Effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Tool for Civic Participation?’ 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union, The Hague, 5-7 June 2014.
  • 'The Horizontal Effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Rediscovering the Reasons for Horizontality', IGLRC 2014, King's College London, 14-15 April 2014 (prize for best paper).
  • ‘“The Importance of Being Earnest”: the CJEU's Development of the General Principles of EU law after the Lisbon Treaty', King’s College London, IGLRC, London, 7-8 April 2013
  • 'Case C-176/12 Association de Médiation Sociale v Hichem Laboubi – Some Reflections on the Horizontal Effect of the Charter and the Reach of Fundamental Employment Rights in the European Union' 10:2 EuConst, forthcoming August 2014
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