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Employment protection

  • Edward Benson
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Abstract

The principal source of Community legislation is the EEC Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Rome, which originally set up the European Economic Community. That Treaty empowers the Council to issue Directives, following proposals by the Commission, which supplement the Treaty. Under the United Kingdom’s European Communities Act 1972 and similar legislation elsewhere, member states became bound by the Treaty, Directives issued under it and decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

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© Mark Carley 1993

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  • Edward Benson

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