|Associate Professor in Public Law & Human Rights in the Durham Law School|
Dr Eleni Frantziou joined Durham Law School in 2018, having previously been a Lecturer at the University of Westminster and a Teaching Fellow at University College London. She 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, Dr Frantziou teaches in the fields of public law and human rights on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. She is a member of the Human Rights Centre, having previously served as its co-director between 2018-2020.
Dr Frantziou's research focuses on the application of human rights in legal disputes between private parties ('horizontal effect') in Europe and comparatively. She is the author of a monograph entitled The Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights in the European Union: A Constitutional Analysis (OUP 2019), which was the Joint Winner of the UACES Best Book Prize 2020. Dr Frantziou has also published extensively in peer-reviewed journals concerning the horizontal effect of human rights, the interpretation and application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the relationship between EU and UK human rights law following Brexit. Her research has been cited extensively, including by Advocates General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, in EU institutional reports, and by national courts, such as the German Constitutional Court. Dr Frantziou is currently working on a large-scale comparative project on the application and justifications of the horizontal effect of human rights, with an emphasis on questions of equality and political inclusion. She takes a broader interest in the concept of private life within the law and in the implications of constitutional entrenchment.
Dr Frantziou welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective doctoral students in her areas of expertise. She is particularly interested in comparative doctoral work on the horizontal effect of human rights.
- UK Constitutional Law, EU Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Global Constitutionalism, Human Rights Law, Workplace Politics, Horizontal Effect, Privacy
- UK Constitutional Law
- EU Constitutional Law
- Global Constitutionalism
- Human Rights Law
- Workplace Politics
- Horizontal Effect
- Durham European Law Institute
- Human Rights Centre
- 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. (2022). Chapter 19: Constitutional impact of withdrawal on the protection of fundamental rights. In Research Handbook on Legal Aspects of Brexit. Cygan, A. & Lazowski, A. Edward Elgar.
- Frantziou, E (2022). 'Farrell'. In Shaping EU Law the British Way: UK Advocates General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Butler, G. & Lazowski, A. Hart.
- Mantouvalou, V. & Frantziou, E. (2021). Article 15. In The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary. Peers, S., Hervey, T., Kenner, J. & Ward, A. Hart/Beck.
- Frantziou, E. (2021). The European Union's Special Procedural Rights Before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). In Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. Ruiz Fabri, H. OUP.
- Frantziou, Eleni (2021). The Horizontal Effect of Human Rights after Brexit: A Matter of Renewed Constitutional Significance. European Human Rights Law Review 2021(4): 365-388.
- Frantziou, E. (2021). Is Brexit a Form of Secession? Global Policy, Special Issue: Brexit – Past, Present and Future
- Frantziou, E. (2020). The Horizontal Effect of the Charter: Towards an Understanding of Horizontality as a Structural Constitutional Principle? Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 22: 208-232.
- Frantziou, Eleni (2019). The Binding Charter Ten Years On: More Than A Mere Entreaty? Yearbook of European Law 38: 73-118.
- 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.
- 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. (2020). The right to privacy while working from home (‘WFH’): why employee monitoring infringes Art 8 ECHR.
- 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). Paid Annual Leave and Collective Agreements after the TSN Judgment (C-609/17 and C-610/17).
- 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. Blog.
- Frantziou, E (2018). ‘Mangold Recast? The ECJ’s Flirtation with Drittwirkung in Egenberger’. 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).
- Douglas, B, Fenwick, H, Frantziou, E, Kagiaros, D, O'Loughlin, EA, Masterman, R & Pillay, A (2021). Evidence to the Independent Human Rights Act Review, Human Rights Centre, Durham Law School.