Parliamentary immunity in a European context: In-depth analysis for the JURI Committee

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This in-depth analysis was commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI committee. It examines the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union on the matter of parliamentary immunity. From this case law, it derives the conclusion that both courts are developing a ‘functional approach’ towards parliamentary immunity. It explains the meaning of this approach both for national systems of parliamentary immunity and for that of the European Parliament.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherEuropean Union
Commissioning bodyEuropean Parliament, Committee on Legal Affairs
Number of pages32
VolumePE 536.461
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-8238-031-4
ISBN (Print)978-92-8238-032-1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015


  • Parliamentary Immunity
  • EU
  • ECHR
  • European Parliament

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