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EU International Agreements

An Analysis of Direct Effect and Judicial Review Pre- and Post-Lisbon


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This book provides an analysis of the institutional and constitutional effects of EU international agreements, with a particular focus on their potential effects on private parties. The European Union has entered into a number of international agreements that raise serious fundamental rights concerns due to a lack of parliamentary and judicial scrutiny. The book addresses these issues in the context of developments contained in the Lisbon Treaty, focusing on primary and secondary sources, including German/French scholarship, as well as EU and national case law.


WTO Portugal v Council Lisbon Treaty CJEU TFEU Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union Court of Justice of the European Union General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade World Trade Organization Free trade associations EFTA EEA CFSP EU agreements TEU Treaty on European Union Area of Freedom Security and Justice European Economic Area European Free Trade Association GATT

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  1. 1.Durham Law SchoolDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom

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