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The European Court of Justice and International Courts

Tobias Lock


This book explores the role played by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the concert of international courts by providing a comprehensive analysis of the CJEU’s relations with its international counterparts. These relations are characterized by the CJEU’s exclusive jurisdiction over EU law and its broad interpretation of that concept. Conflicts of jurisdiction in particular occur in the context of so-called mixed agreements, large aspects of which the CJEU may consider to be ‘integral parts’ of EU law and thus to fall within its exclusive jurisdiction. This poses a problem fo ... More

Keywords: CJEU, international courts, exclusive jurisdiction, conflict of jurisdiction, ECHR

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660476
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660476.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tobias Lock, author
Lecturer in EU Law, University of Edinburgh