The Court of Justice of the European Coal and Steel Community

  • Donald Graham Valentine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XI
  2. Donald Graham Valentine
    Pages 1-5
  3. Donald Graham Valentine
    Pages 6-33
  4. Donald Graham Valentine
    Pages 34-55
  5. Donald Graham Valentine
    Pages 56-143
  6. Donald Graham Valentine
    Pages 144-180
  7. Donald Graham Valentine
    Pages 181-194
  8. Donald Graham Valentine
    Pages 195-205
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 206-273

About this book

Introduction

THE CREATION OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY On 9th May, 1950, M. Robert Schuman, the then Foreign Minister of France, speaking at a Press Conference in Paris, outlined the idea of establishing a Community within Europe to control the production of coal and steel. "The French Govern­ ment", he stated, "propose to place the whole of the Franco­ German production of coal and steel under a common high authority! within an organisation open to the participatio~ of other countries of Europe ... This will form the first concrete step towards a European Federation, which is indispensable for peace" 2. This statement, apart from the specific mention of a high authority, does not mention any proposed organs of such a Community, and, as will appear, no firm idea of the Community's structure existed at all at that date. Six weeks after this announcement in Paris, a Conference composed of the six States that were to form the Coal and Steel 4 Community3 met under the presidency of M. Monnet • This Conference continued its work "consciencieux et discret, rue 5 Martignac" until March, 1951 • The first reference that one finds to a judicial organ to control the activity of the Community is contained in the document sub­ mitted by the Commissariat general au Plan 6. When compared with 1 The term is given in small letters as a description rather than as a title. 2 Bulletin Q.uotidien, 11th May, 1950.

Keywords

Europe interpretation intervention justice organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Donald Graham Valentine
    • 1
  1. 1.Saltwood, KentEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-0925-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1954
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0360-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-0925-1
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