Sune Klinge

Sune Klinge

Research Assistant

  • Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies

    Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6A.4.37

    Phone: +45 35 33 20 73

Sune handed in his PhD project May 2019 entitled, ‘Horizontal effect of EU-Directives and fundamental rights – a legal analysis of legal certainty and the consequences for the member state', supervised by Professor Helle Krunke.

The offset of the thesis is the theoretical starting point for the conflict between national law and EU law. In the thesis, national law and the legal framework of the Danish constitution in relation to transferring sovereignty to EU is defined. The interplay between EU law and national constitutional law is examined. Analyzing the concept of legal certainty and the various definitions in case law and in the academic literature and both from a Member State perspective and in EU law. It is found that there is convergence more than conflict between the concepts under Danish law and EU law.

Also, analysing horizontal direct effect of the EU Charter of fundamental rights and the consequences for the Member State of non-compliance with EU-law including infringement proceedings and the conditions for Member State liability. 

Sune is now employed as a Research Assistant at Centre for European and Comparative Legal studies (CECS), working part-time at an EU project entitled 'Democratic efficacy and the varieties of populism in Europe' (DEMOS), and part-time as lecturer on the Faculty of law with primary focus on European Constitutional Law as well as Danish Constitutional Law. 

Research areas: 

  • Rule of law and legal certainty 
  • Democracy and varieties of populism 
  • Member State liability 
  • Horizontal direct effect of the EU Charter of fundamental rights
  • European Constitutional Law and Danish Constitutional Law

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