The European Union and Its Court of Justice / Edition 2

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The European Court of Justice has played a major role in the development of what is now the European Union, but the way the Court has used its powers have been highly controversial. The new edition of this book examines the contribution of the Court in shaping the legal framework within which the EU operates. It considers the Court's place among the Union's institutions; its organization and working methods; what its powers are; how it has used those powers to resolve important questions of both constitutional and substantive law; and certain general questions relating to its overall approach. Throughout, the implications of the Union's Constitutional Treaty, signed by the Member States in Rome in October 2004 are taken fully into account.
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"The value of Arnull's work lies in its clear approach to the important questions of substantive and constitutional Community law through an examination of the Court's case law in a single volume. ... Arnull touches upon all the current problems relating to the Court's role in the development of Community law and now even European Union law. In this respect, the book will prove to be of interest to practitioners and scholars in the field of European law."--Columbia Journal of European Law

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"Easy to understand; suitable for undergraduate students, up-to-date and well-developed"--Dr K Bromek-Broc, University of Hull

Review from previous edition
"A solid work in the genre and should be available to any researcher in EU legal and political in references to cases and to secondary material."--CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199258857
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/29/2006
  • Series: Oxford European Community Law Library Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Arnull is Professor of European Law and Director of the Institute of European Law at the University of Birmingham. In 1994 he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission. Professor Arnull is joint Editor of the European Law Review and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, the International Advisory Board of the Irish Journal of European Law and the Advisory Board of the Common Market Law Reports. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and of that Board's Community Law Section.

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Table of Contents

1. Europe's Judges
2. The Infringement Procedure
3. The Action for Anulment
4. The Preliminary Rulings Procedure
5. Modernising the Union's Judicial Architecture
6. Treaty provisions and National Law
7. The direct effect of Union legislation
8. Direct effect and Primacy: the National Reception
9. European Rights, National Remedies
10. General Principles of Law and Fundamental Rights
11. Free Movement and Citizenship
12. Equal Treatment for Men and Women
13. Methods of Interpretation
14. Precedent
15. Judging Europe's Judges

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