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The legal effects of international law

Piet Eeckhout

in EU External Relations Law

Second edition

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199606634
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606634.003.0009

Series: Oxford European Union Law Library

The legal effects of international law

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This chapter examines the various legal effects which different forms of international law produce in the EU legal order. The task of discovering and determining those effects has fallen almost exclusively on the Court of Justice. The case law in this area is very much the counterpart of the case law on the direct effect and supremacy of the Treaties and of internal legislation, the defining features of European constitutionalism.

Keywords: international law; legal effects; EU legal order; Court of Justice; case law; European constitutionalism

Chapter.  61217 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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