Claes, M (Monica)


EU constitutional law

constitutional identity

comparative constitutional law

European fundamental rights law

constitutional review

role of courts 


Career History

Monica Claes is professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. 

Monica’s main areas of interest are European fundamental rights law, the relationship between European and national constitutional law, the development of a European constitutional space, common constitutional principles and the concept of national constitutional identity. 

Monica is co-director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law. She is co-editor-in-chief of the European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst) 

Monica teaches Advanced European Law and European Fundamental Rights Law at Maastricht Faculty of Law.

She studied law at KULeuven and at the College of Europe. She hold a PhD degree from Maastricht University. 

Work for third parties

  • Hoofdredacteur. at European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst)
  • Lid van de Adviesraad at Member of the advisory board of the Croatian Yearbook of Eur
  • Lid van de Advierraad van re:constitution at Stiftung Mercator, Forum Transregionale Studien and Democrac

Additional roles & tasks

Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law