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The European Court of Justice is a controversial institution. Its supporters see it as having played a central and positive role in shaping a polity which has given its Member States an unprecedented degree of peace, stability and prosperity. To its detractors, it has ignored the Treaties from which it derives its powers in order to pursue an agenda of its own about the political shape of Europe. This book analyses the Court's place in the institutional architecture of the European Union and its contribution to the constitutionalization of the Union and the development of the Union's substantive law. Questions examined include the jurisdiction of the Court; the relationship between Union law and national law; the impact of Union law on national laws concerning remedies; and the protection of fundamental rights. The book also looks at certain key areas of substantive law which have to a large extent been judicially constructed. In the final section, some overarching themes relating to the Court's overall approach are addressed. To what extent has it evolved with the development of the Union? What has been the Court's relationship with the other institutions of the Union and the national courts of the Member States? Should we regard the central role the Court has undoubtedly played in the development of the Union as legitimate? What is the nature of the role reserved for the Court under the Union's Constitutional Treaty, signed by the Member States in Rome on 29 October 2004? The book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the development of the European Union and the role of the Court in that process.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199258840
ISBN-10: 0199258848
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 166mm x 45mm)
Pages: 784
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Anthony Arnull

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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