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EC Membership and the Judicialization of British Politics

Danny Nicol


The Law Lords in ‘Factortame’ based their acceptance of the supremacy of European Community law on an ‘entirely voluntary’ surrender of sovereignty by Parliament. This book tells the story, from the parliamentary perspective, of how Parliament's sovereignty came to be lost. It charts the evolution of MPs' constitutional understandings by analyzing the parliamentary debates on UK attempts to join the Community, the passage of the 1972 Act, and the approval of subsequent Treaty revisions. The book's pervasive theme is the transformation from a UK constitution based on politics to one based incre ... More

Keywords: Factortame, European Community law, parliamentary sovereignty, UK constitution, EC membership, Bill of Rights, Human Rights Act

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danny Nicol, author
Senior Lecturer in Law, Guildhall University