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The Coherence of EU Free Movement Law: Constitutional Responsibility and the Court of Justice

Niamh Nic Shuibhne


At the heart of the European Union is the establishment of a European market grounded in the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital. The implementation of the free market has preoccupied European lawyers since the inception of the Union's predecessors. Throughout the Union's development, as obstacles to free movement have been challenged in the courts, the European Court of Justice has had to expand on the internal market provisions in the founding Treaties to create a body of law determining the scope and meaning of the EU protection of free movement. In doing so, the Court has ... More

Keywords: European Union, European market, free movement, European Court of Justice, constitutional responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592951
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592951.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niamh Nic Shuibhne, author
Professor of European Union Law, University of Edinburgh