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Cases & Materials on EU Law

Twelfth Edition

Stephen Weatherill

May 2016

ISBN: 9780198748809

720 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

The only volume to provide all the cases and legislation students need, selected and interpreted by a trusted academic.



This classic casebook provides a valuable selection of significant cases and legislation alongside an engaging range of carefully selected extracts, all of which are enhanced by insightful author notes in an easy-to-use and accessible format.

  • Written by an experienced and renowned author, expertly placed to select the most important cases and extracts for students
  • Contains authoritative and up-to-date content, allowing students to understand the latest developments in EU law
  • Includes carefully developed learning features such as thought-provoking questions to challenge understanding, notes which provide additional detail, and further reading recommendations to guide independent study

New to this edition

  • Coverage of the rising prominence of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, including the European Court of Justice's highly significant rulings in 'Digital Rights' and 'Schrems', in which EU measures were found to be invalid
  • Consideration of Opinion 2/13, in which the Court refused to accept that the EU could accede to the European Convention on Human Rights on the terms negotiated
  • Increased coverage of burgeoning case law relating to citizenship and challenges to its definition, discussion of current trends associated with subsidiarity and enhanced co-operation, and coverage of 'Gauweiler' ('OMT') as the latest example of indirect judicial dialogue in the EU

About the Author(s)

Stephen Weatherill, Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, University of Oxford

Stephen Weatherill is the Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, Deputy Director for European Law at the Institute of European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Somerville College.

Table of Contents

    Part I: The Constitutional Law of the EU
    1:The evolution of the European Union
    2:The sources of the law
    3:The nature of Union law: supremacy
    4:The enforcement of Union law: 'dual vigilance'
    5:The direct effect of directives
    6:State liability
    7: Article 267: The preliminary reference procedure
    8: Judicial control of the institutions of the EU
    Part II: Union Trade Law and Policy
    9: Law and the economic objectives of the Union
    10:Fiscal barriers to trade: Articles 30 and 110 TFEU
    11:Physical and technical barriers to trade: Articles 34-36 TFEU
    12:Beyond discrimination: Article 34 TFEU
    13:The free movement of workers: Article 45 TFEU
    14:Freedom of establishment and the free movement of services: Articles 49 and 56 TFEU
    15:European citizenship within an area of freedom, security, and justice
    16:Competition law and policy
    Part III: Policy-Making, Governance, and the Constitutional Debate
    17:Harmonization and common policy-making
    18:Subsidiarity, flexibility, and new forms of governance
    19: What sort of 'Europe'?


Review from previous edition This is one of those publications you come to rely on as it delivers consistently. It is unapologetically erudite without being too unwieldy. The analysis and commentary in Weatherill's work is crisp, incisive and original. - Chrisoulla Pawlowska, Senior Lecturer in European Law, University of Greenwich

Weatherill covers the law and non-legal elements comprehensively; he is always thought-provoking and strives to explain and not over complicate. - Professor Urfan Khaliq, Professor of Public International and European Laws, Cardiff University

Additional Resources

This title is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, providing students with a extra learning materials including:
- an interactive map of Europe
- a timeline of the EU, video footage
- a guide to further web resources
- a table of equivalences, updates
- guidance for lecturers on using the book when teaching.

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