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Piet Eeckhout

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Research interests

Professor Eeckhout’s research covers many areas of EU law and of international economic law. He has published articles and essays on EU constitutional law, human rights law, internal market law, judicial protection, state aid law, and on various questions of WTO law. One of his main research interests is EU external relations, and his monograph on the subject is the leading text in this area. Professor Eeckhout is particularly interested in the relationships between different legal systems, national, European, and international. His research into the legal effect of WTO law in EC law, and into the application of EU human-rights standards in national law is nurtured by this interest. He explores ways and means to interconnect legal systems so as to combat legal fragmentation. In the area of external relations Professor Eeckhout is examining questions of constitutional government. The thesis he is working on is that there is no fundamental difference between internal and external policies; the latter require just as much democratic and accountable government, subject to the rule of law.

Research interests (short)

European Union law; international economic law.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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