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The Legal Effects of EU Agreements

Mario Mendez


Examining the legal effects of EU concluded treaties, this book provides an analysis of this increasingly important and rapidly growing area of EU law. The EU has concluded more than 1,000 treaties including recently its first human rights treaty (the UN Rights of Persons with Disability Convention). These agreements are regularly invoked in litigation in the Courts of the member states and before the EU courts in Luxembourg but their ramifications for the EU legal order and that of the member states remains underexplored. Through analysis of over 300 cases, the book finds evidence of a twin-t ... More

Keywords: EU concluded treaties, EU law, EU courts, CJEU, Treaty enforcement, EU level litigation, domestic courts, member states, constitutionalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199606610
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606610.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mario Mendez, author
Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary, University of London