Sune Klinge

Sune Klinge

Postdoc

  • 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 Klinge has defended his PhD in August 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 legal framework of the Danish constitution in relation to transferring sovereignty to EU, and the interplay between EU law and national constitutional law is examined in the thesis. 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 Post doc 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
  • Danish Constitutional Law and the relationship to Greenland and the Faroe Islands

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