Dr Eleni Frantziou
Dr Eleni Frantziou joined Durham Law School as an Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights in 2018, having previously been a Lecturer at the University of Westminster and a Teaching Fellow at University College London. Eleni holds an LLB from King’s College London, an LLM from the College of Europe (Bruges), and a PhD from UCL. In 2015, she was an Exchange Scholar at Yale University. At Durham, Eleni co-directs the Human Rights Centre and teaches in the fields of public law and human rights on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. She has recently developed and convenes the LLM module 'Horizontal Human Rights'.
Eleni’s research primarily focuses on the application of human rights to private parties ('horizontal effect'), with an emphasis on questions of equality and political inclusion. She is the author of The Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights in the European Union: A Constitutional Analysis (OUP 2019), which argues in favour of the development of an overarching test for the application of fundamental rights to private relations in the European Union based on the concept of political equality. Eleni’s broader research interests include the constitutional entrenchment of rights and discourse-oriented conceptions of law and democracy. She is particularly interested in the application and constitutional significance of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and in the implications of Brexit for the protection of human rights in the United Kingdom.
Eleni welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective doctoral students in her areas of research interest.
- UK Constitutional Law, EU Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Global Constitutionalism, Cosmopolitanism, Human Rights Law, Workplace Politics, Horizontal Effect, Privacy
- UK Constitutional Law
- EU Constitutional Law
- Constitutional Theory
- Global Constitutionalism
- Human Rights Law
- Workplace Politics
- Horizontal Effect
- Advanced Issues in Human Rights
- Advanced Issues in Public Law (LLB)
- Horizontal Human Rights (LLM)
- Individual and the State (LLB)
- Frantziou, E. (2019). The Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights in the European Union: A Constitutional Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Frantziou, Eleni (2019). The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond. Edited by Mark Elliott, Jack Williams, and Alison L. Young. Haywards Heath Hart, 2018. 9781509916405. Common Market Law Review 56(4): 1143-1145.
- Frantziou, E. (2018). General Principles of EU Law: European and Comparative Perspectives. European Law Review 43(3): 470-473.
Chapter in book
- Frantziou, E (2020). Is Brexit a Form of Secession? In Research Handbook on Secession. Vidmar, J McGibbon, S & Raible, L Edward Elgar.
- Frantziou, E. (2020). The Horizontal Effect of the Charter: Towards an Understanding of Horizontality as a Structural Constitutional Principle?. Cambridge Yearbook of European Law
- Frantziou, Eleni (2019). (Most of) the Charter of Fundamental Rights is Horizontally Applicable: ECJ 6 November 2018, Joined Cases C-569/16 and C-570/16, Bauer et al. European Constitutional Law Review 15(2): 306-323.
- Frantziou, E. (2019). Constitutional Reasoning in the European Union and the Charter of Fundamental Rights: In Search of Public Justification. European Public Law 25(2): 183-203.
- Frantziou, Eleni (2019). The Binding Charter Ten Years On: More Than A Mere Entreaty?. Yearbook of European Law 38: 73-118.
- Eeckhout, P. & Frantziou, E. (2017). Brexit and Article 50 TEU: a constitutionalist reading. Common Market Law Review 54(3): 695-733.
- Frantziou, E. (2015). The Horizontal Effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Rediscovering the Reasons for Horizontality. European Law Journal 21(5): 657-679.
- Frantziou, Eleni (2014). Case C-176/12 Association de Médiation Sociale: Some Reflections on the Horizontal Effect of the Charter and the Reach of Fundamental Employment Rights in the European Union. European Constitutional Law Review 10(02): 332-348.
- Frantziou, E. (2014). Further Developments in the Right to be Forgotten: The European Court of Justice's Judgment in Case C-131/12, Google Spain, SL, Google Inc v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos. Human Rights Law Review 14(4): 761-777.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Frantziou, E (2019). Administrative Formalities and Collective Disenfranchisement: the Situation of EU citizens in the UK #DeniedAvote during the European Parliament Elections 2019. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog(31 May 2019).
- Frantziou, E (2019). Joined Cases C-569/16 and C-570/16 Bauer et al: (Most of) the Charter of Fundamental Rights Is Horizontally Applicable. 19 November 2018.
- Frantziou, E (2018). ‘Mangold Recast? The ECJ’s Flirtation with Drittwirkung in Egenberger’. European Law Blog (24 April 2018).
- Frantziou, E (2018). Farewell to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights? The Withdrawal Act and the Danger of Losing Fundamentals. UCL Brexit Blog (10 October 2018).
- Frantziou, E & Łazowski, A (2017). Brexit Transitional Period: The Solution Is Article 50. CEPS Commentaries (9 September 2017).