EU Law Autonomy: Where Does the Viewpoint for ‘Competition’ of Luxembourg Start From?

  • Fisnik Korenica


This chapter discusses and examines some core issues relating to EU law autonomy, with a special focus on its external autonomy benchmarks which will become especially significant in light of the new relationship between the Luxembourg and Strasbourg courts post-accession. The chapter provides an examination of the research question: ‘Which are the landmark legal principles that prescribe EU law external autonomy, especially with regard to an external tribunal such as the Strasbourg Court?’ By addressing this question, the chapter construes the Luxembourg’s external borders of jurisdiction and influence, portraying the image that it likely will try to see even with regard to the Strasbourg regime of law post-accession.


Legal Order Vienna Convention Security Council Resolution International Court Internal Autonomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fisnik Korenica
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  1. 1.Faculty of Law and Criminology JURI DepartmentVrije Universiteit BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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