The Effect of EU Law upon National Law
This chapter discusses two of the essential pillars of EU law: the doctrines of direct effect and supremacy. The direct effect of EU law ensures that individuals can invoke some EU treaty provisions and legislation in legal proceedings in the courts of Member States. The doctrine of supremacy ensures that EU law prevails over any inconsistent law of a Member State, whether it be legislation or the national constitution.
KeywordsMember State National Court European Convention Treaty Provision Horizontal Direct Effect
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