Rainer Arnold's research while affiliated with Universität Regensburg and other places

Publications (5)

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Minority protection is essentially connected to human dignity. Dignity means self-value as a subject, mainly expressed by the principle of individual freedom, nondiscrimination and equality. In many respects, the protection of minorities is required by human dignity.
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The contribution reflects on the limitation of national sovereignty which has been effectuated by a transfer of national competences to the supranational institutions. The EU member states have opened their formerly closed legal orders through such transfers and accepted that EU law has direct normative effect. Primacy of EU law is generally accept...
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In the field of Fundamental Rights a process of convergence is going on in Europe. There are three protection levels which are autonomous but functionally interconnected: the national constitutions, the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and, for the member states of the European Union, the EU Fundamental Rights Charter. A total convergence...
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The German system of cooperative federalism is characterised by a multiplicity of vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations. Of particular significance are the relations of the Federal Council with the Federal Parliament in the legislative process. External intergovernmental relations take place, in particular, in EU matters. The autonomy...
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It is difficult to define universality. It is a complex concept which incorporates geographic, cultural, historical and political dimensions (Solomon Islands, Chap. 6). As yet there is no generally accepted notion of universality of human rights.