Mutual Trust and Fundamental Rights

Mutual trust implies the EU Member States trusting one another in complying with their obligations under EU law. It is widely considered to be vital to inter alia the EU system distributing responsibility for asylum applications (Dublin system). However, the presumption of mutual trust has been rebutted based on a lack of fundamental rights protection in practice in the other Member State. In order to better understand the principle of mutual trust, this presentation delves into the way fundamental rights relate to the principle of mutual trust.