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(p. 76) 3. Sovereignty and sources of law 

(p. 76) 3. Sovereignty and sources of law
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(p. 76) 3. Sovereignty and sources of law
Author(s):

Elspeth Berry

, Matthew J. Homewood

, and Barbara Bogusz

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198790976.003.0003
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date: 18 October 2019

Titles in the Complete series combine extracts from a wide range of primary materials with clear explanatory text to provide readers with a complete introductory resource. This chapter examines the principle of sovereignty of EU law and how the judicial application of the sovereignty principle has advanced EU integration. The chapter specifically considers the impact of EU membership on the UK’s sovereignty and how the principle has been applied by the UK courts. The chapter also discusses EU competences and the attribution of powers to the EU; the application of the principle of subsidiarity; the sources of EU law; and EU legislative procedures.

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