Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 177) 7. EU law: is it international law? 

(p. 177) 7. EU law: is it international law?
Chapter:
(p. 177) 7. EU law: is it international law?
Author(s):

Bruno de Witte

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198789130.003.0007
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD LAW TROVE (www.oxfordlawtrove.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Law Trove for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 14 July 2020

This chapter examines the legal nature of EU law, i.e. its place within the realm of international law. It first presents the ‘straightforward’ view that EU law is a part (or ‘sub-system’) of international law. It then considers the ‘alternative’ view that EU law, although originating in international law, is now so distinctive that it should no longer be considered to be part of international law. It concludes with a discussion of the EU as both an object and subject of international law.

Access to the complete content on Law Trove requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access code, please see the information provided with the code or instructions printed within the title for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.