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EU foreign relations law, constitutional fundamentals, edited by Marise Cremona and Bruno de Witte

This book reappraises the constitutional fundamentals of EU foreign relations law. The essays in the book examine and reassess the basic principles of EU foreign relations law that have emerged over 50 years of incremental Treaty-based and judicial development and explore the particular character of the EU's "external constitution". They have been written against a background of change and debate: the deliberation over the character of the appropriate constitutional framework which has surrounded the drafting of the Constitutional and Reform Treaties, the increasingly cross-pillar nature of much EU external action, and renewed interest in the accountability of foreign relations policy and practice to democratic and judicial review within and without the EU. This collection will be of interest not only to EU foreign relations law specialists but also to those concerned with broader constitutional issues within EU law. In exploring the legal context in which the EU seeks to develop an international identity, and to structure and execute policies at the international level, the collection will also interest those working in international relations
Table of contents
I EU Foreign Relations: Law and Constitution -- 1. Too much constitutional law in the European Union's Foreign Relations? -- Bruno de Witte -- II Foreign Relations Law in a Multi-Pillar Era -- 2. Much Ado About Pluto? The 'Unity of the European Union Legal Order' Revisited -- Christoph Herrmann -- 3. The Law and Practice of CFSP Joint Actions -- Alan Dashwood -- 4. Restraining External Competences of EU Member States under CFSP -- Christophe Hillion and Ramses Wessell -- III The EU and its Member States -- 5. Defending the Community Interest: the Duties of Cooperation and Compliance -- Marise Cremona -- 6. Legal Basis and Delimitation of Competence in EU External Relations -- Panos Koutrakos -- IV Executive Accountability -- 7. Parliamentary Involvement in European International Relations -- Daniel Thym -- 8. Fundamental What? The Difficult Relationship between Foreign Policy and Fundamental Rights -- Eleanor Spaventa -- V EU Foreign Relations, Human Rights and International Law -- 9. The Journey Towards All that is Good and Beautiful: Human Rights and 'Common Values' as Guiding Principles of EU Foreign Relations Law -- Päivi Leino -- 10. Effects of International Agreements in the EU Legal Order -- Christine Kaddous
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non fiction
1st ed.
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1 online resource (340 p.)
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