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The European Court of Justice
An analysis of the roles and objectives of the European Court of Justice.
# 100646 | 1,170 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 17, 2008 in Law (International) , International Relations (General)

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is a legal body within the construct of the European Union (EU) that handles legal disputes and defends the "Treaties of the European Union". This paper discusses how, up until now, the ECJ has played a central role in the ongoing development and evolution of the EU and how now it is taking a larger role within the context of EU commercial treaties and regulations involving both national and private entities.

ECJ Objectives & Processes
ECJ Procedures

From the Paper:

"Another method of access to the ECJ are the proceedings for failure to fulfil an obligation or similar. These proceedings are nothing more than the ability of the Commission or even a member state to start the proceedings within the ECJ's jurisdiction that will require another member state to comply with a relevant EU law or treaty (Tallberg 76). One example of this regulatory role of the ECJ is the ECJ's ruling that instructed France to accept British beef following the denouement of the mad cow scare several years ago (Tallberg 77). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Eriksen, Erik Oddvar, John Erik Fossum, and Agustin Jose Menendez, eds. Developing a Constitution for Europe. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Martinez, Jenny S. "Towards an International Judicial System." Stanford Law Review 56.2 (2003): 429+.
  • Pollack, Mark A. The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Sweet, Alec Stone. The Judicial Construction of Europe. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Tallberg, Jonas. European Governance and Supranational Institutions: Making States Comply. New York: Routledge, 2003.

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