The European Community, the Crown and the State

Paul Craig

in The Nature of the Crown

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198262732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682407 | DOI:
The European Community, the Crown and the State

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This chapter looks at the relationship between of the Crown in Great Britain and the European Community (EC). It uses the Factortame litigation case to illustrate how Community law can limit the scope of Crown immunities to ensure that they do not render nugatory Community law rights. It evaluates the impact of the EC on the nature of governance within Great Britain and discusses the influences of the EC on governance within Member States.

Keywords: European Community; Factortame; legal immunity; EC law; political governance; Member States

Chapter.  10134 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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