Short CV/Education and training

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    Study of law at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) and European law at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium)

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    PhD Maastricht University

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    Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional at Tilburg University

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    Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University

Selected publications

  • Claes, M. (2016). The validity and primacy of EU law and the ‘cooperative relationship’ between national constitutional courts and the European Court of Justice. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 23(1), 151-170.

  • Claes, M. (2015). The primacy of EU law in European and in national law. In A. Arnull, & D. Chalmers (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of European Law. (pp. 178-211). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Claes, M. (2015). Luxembourg, here we come? National constitutional courts and the preliminary reference procedure. German Law Journal, 1331-1342.

  • Besselink, L. F. M., Claes, M., & Reestman, J. H. (2015). A constitutional moment. Acceding to the ECHR (or not) (Editorial). European Constitutional Law Review, 11(1), 2-12. DOI: 10.1017/S1574019615000024

  • Claes, M., & Reestman, J. H. (2015). The protection of national constitutional identity and the limits of European integration at the occasion of the Gauweiler Case. German Law Journal, 917-970.

  • Reestman, J. H., & Claes, M. (2014). For history's sake: on Costa v. ENEL, André Donner and the eternal secret of the Court of Justice's deliberations (editorial). European Constitutional Law Review, 10(2), 191-198. DOI: 10.1017/S1574019614001151

  • Dawson, M., Muir, E., & Claes, M. (2014). A tool-box for legal and political mobilisation in European equality law. In D. Anagnostou (Ed), Rights in pursuit of social change: legal mobilisation in the multi-level European system. (pp. 105-126). (Onati International Series in Law and Society). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

  • Besselink, L. F. M., Claes, M., Imamović, Š., & Reestman, J. H. (2014). National constitutional avenues for further EU integration. (Report for the European Parliament's Committees on Legal Affairs and on Constitutional Affairs; No. PE 493.046). Brussels: European Union. DOI: 10.2861/52990

  • Claes, M. (2013). The impact of Van Gend en Loos beyond the scope of EU law. In A. Tizzano, J. Kokott, & S. Prechal (Eds.), 50th Anniversary of the judgment in Van Gend en Loos 1963-2013. (pp. 103-110). Luxembourg: Office des publications de l'Union européenne.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Alumna of De Jonge Akademie (DJA)

  • Co-editor-in-chief of the European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst)

  • Member editorial board of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (MJ)

  • Former member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Constitutioneel Recht (TvCR)

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