Community Law

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Community Law

Community Law, law of the member states of the European Union (EU), as adopted by the union’s Council of Ministers. The European Court of Justice interprets and applies EU law. Community law forms part of the law of states and prevails over national law. (1)

Community Law and Europe

There is an entry on community law in the European legal encyclopedia.

Community law and the European Union

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  • European law

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Further Reading

  • Entry “Community Law” in the work “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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Notes and References

  1. Encarta Online Encyclopedia

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Community law and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of Community law provided by the European Union Commission: Strictly speaking, Community law consists of the founding Treaties (primary legislation) and the provisions of instruments enacted by the Community institutions by virtue of them (secondary legislation – regulations, directives, etc.). Once the European Constitution has been adopted, it will replace the current set of founding Treaties. Primary Community law will consist of the Constitution and its Protocols – including the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which is incorporated in it – and the Euratom Treaty. In a broader sense, Community law encompasses all the rules of the Community legal order, including general principles of law, the case law of the Court of Justice, law flowing from the Community’s external relations and supplementary law contained in conventions and similar agreements concluded between the Member States to give effect to Treaty provisions. All these rules of law form part of what is known as the Community acquis.

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Community law and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of Community law provided by the European Union Commission: Strictly speaking, Community law consists of the founding Treaties (primary legislation) and the provisions of instruments enacted by the Community institutions by virtue of them (secondary legislation – regulations, directives, etc.). Once the European Constitution has been adopted, it will replace the current set of founding Treaties. Primary Community law will consist of the Constitution and its Protocols – including the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which is incorporated in it – and the Euratom Treaty. In a broader sense, Community law encompasses all the rules of the Community legal order, including general principles of law, the case law of the Court of Justice, law flowing from the Community’s external relations and supplementary law contained in conventions and similar agreements concluded between the Member States to give effect to Treaty provisions. All these rules of law form part of what is known as the Community acquis.

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  • Treaties of the United Nations (UN)
  • Types of Treaties
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