The principle of legal certainty in EC law

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Publication Date 2003
ISBN 1-4020-1217-9
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This book is concerned with 'EC law', that is the law of the European Communities as distinct from 'European law'. It is organised in three parts. Part one provides a historical background to the European integration process, exploring such issues as the French, German and British influences on that process and the importance of the various legal cultures in the development of EC law. Part two looks at the sources, objectives and principles of EC law and provides a case study concerning the various principles applied by the ECJ (European Court of Justice) and the CFI ( Court of First Instance of the European Communities). The text explores the intertwinement of the principle of legal certainty with other principles of EC law. EC law as a normative system is subjected to examination and analysis in part three along with the judicial 'activism' of the ECJ. Throughout the work the author is concerned with the underlying principle that legal certainty requires that in judicial decision-making the judgments should be both predictable and acceptable.

The work will interest scholars, students, practitioners and policy makers engaged in the fields of jurisprudence, international law, and social sciences.

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