The European Union

membership of the EU, law reviosion, influence from EU into English law.

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UK's membership

The UK's membership of the EU has had major impact on its domestic law and legal procedure. European Community law is superior to domestic law, and decisions of the ECJ are superior to those of the domestic courts.

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main institutions

The main institutions of the EU are:

  • The European Parliament
  • The Council of Ministers
  • The Commission, and
  • The European Court of Justice (ECJ)
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main sources

The main sources of EC law are:

  • Treaties
  • Regulations, and
  • Directives
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sueing of governments and individuals

Governments and individuals may, in some circumstances, be sued in the court of Member States for breaches of EC law

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the effect

EC law has a major effect on Englis law. If there is a conflict between a law passed by the UK Parliament and a piece of EC legislation, EC law prevails.

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