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EU Law: Sources, Forms, and Law-making

Nigel Foster

in Foster on EU Law

Sixth edition

Published on behalf of © Nigel Foster 2017

Published in print June 2017 | ISBN: 9780198794608
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191852428 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198794608.003.0004
EU Law: Sources, Forms, and Law-making

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This chapter examines the EU’s legal system. It begins by taking an overall view of the EU legal order, the different forms of EU law, and the various sources of law contributing to this legal order, in particular now the rich source of human and fundamental rights in the EU legal order. It considers the non-strictly legally binding rules known as ‘soft law’. It also looks at the ways or processes by which the binding laws are made and reviews alternative decision-making and law-making developments.

Keywords: EU legal system; EU law; legal order; sources of law; human rights; legal base; soft law; law-making; delegation of powers

Chapter.  27744 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: EU Law

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