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(p. 24) 2. The Sources of the Law 

(p. 24) 2. The Sources of the Law
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(p. 24) 2. The Sources of the Law
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Stephen Weatherill

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10.1093/he/9780198748809.003.0002
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date: 22 October 2019

This chapter examines the three major sources of the law of the European Union. It first discusses the founding treaties, including the Treaty of Paris, the two Treaties of Rome, the Single European Act 1986, the Maastricht Treaty (which created the European Economic Community, renamed the European Community), the Amsterdam Treaty, and the Lisbon Treaty. The chapter then considers the nature and method of adoption of legislation, as well as the general legal principles that have been shaped by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Among the principles of EU law are the principle of proportionality and the principle of fundamental rights.

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