The European Union’s legal order is traditionally seen as largely autonomous within the global legal system. At the same time, the EU is an important player in the global governance network and has revealed its dependence on international law and international normative processes. The strong and explicit link between the EU and a large number of other international organisations raises questions concerning the impact of decisions taken by those organisations and of international agreements concluded with those organisations on the autonomy of the EU legal order. While the relationship between international and EU law as such is a popular academic theme, the increasing influence of norms enacted by international organisations and more loosely structured bodies on the shaping of the EU and its legal order has never before been studied in a similar comprehensive fashion.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Wessel & Blockmans: Between Autonomy and Dependence: The EU Legal Order under the Influence of International Organisations
Ramses A. Wessel (Universiteit Twente - Law) & Steven Blockmans (Centre for European Policy Studies) have published Between Autonomy and Dependence: The EU Legal Order under the Influence of International Organisations (Asser Press 2013). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: