Finding common ground in the constitutions of European member states
The constitutions is a sensitive issue. A majority of the population in The Netherlands attaches great importance to the constitution. However, research shows that most people have no idea what is written in it. A European constitution is an even more sensitive topic, which was proven by the Dutch voting “no” in 2005. At the Tilburg Institute of Comparative and Transnational Law, Monica Claes studies the substance and function of European constitutions.
Monica Claes (1968) is hoogleraar European and Comparative Constitutional Law aan Maastricht University. Ze onderzoekt de wisselwerking tussen het Europese en nationale constitutionele recht en kijkt naar gemeenschappelijkheid en diversiteit in nationale grondwetten en constitutionele normen en beginselen.