References to the European Court

References to the European Court

References to the European Court

Law of Europe > Regional organization and integration (Europe) > The European Communities. Community law > Organization law. Constitution of the European Communities > Community institutions and organs > General

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): David W. K. Anderson
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Sweet & Maxwell, 1995
  • Publication Type (Medium): Rules, Rules and practice
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Litigation library.
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Short Description

Lxxviii, 532 pages ; 26 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, References to the European Court is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
  • Responsable Person: by David W.K. Anderson ; with a foreword by the Right Honourable Lord Slynn of Hadley.
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 17 editions
  • First edition Date: 1995
  • Last edition Date: 2002
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KJE5461
  • Dewey Code: 341.2422
  • ISBN: 0421483008 9780421483002
  • OCLC: 32632813

Main Contents

Include: Introduction – the preliminary reference procedure, exemplified by Article 177 EEC. The power to refer – Article 177 EEC and other procedures. The decision to refer – mandatory and discretionary references. The request for ruling. European court procedure. The aftermath. Conclusion – strengths and weaknesses of the preliminary reference and possibilities for change. Appendices of precedents; Rules of the UK Courts: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland; EEC Treaty Articles; Protocols; Rules of Procedure of the European Court of Justice; Notes for the Guidance of Counsel for the Parties at the Hearing before the ECJ; Instructions to the Registrar.

Summary Note

This is a guide to the procedure of referring a case to the European Court for a ruling on how a case is affected by Community law. References explain: when a court has jurisdiction to refer a question; at what stage of a case it should do so; and who is bound by the ruling of the European Court.

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