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(p. 97) 4. EU Law: Sources, Forms, and Law-making 

(p. 97) 4. EU Law: Sources, Forms, and Law-making
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(p. 97) 4. EU Law: Sources, Forms, and Law-making
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Nigel Foster

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10.1093/he/9780198794608.003.0004
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date: 27 January 2020

This chapter examines the EU’s legal system. It begins by taking an overall view of the EU legal order, the different forms of EU law, and the various sources of law contributing to this legal order, in particular now the rich source of human and fundamental rights in the EU legal order. It considers the non-strictly legally binding rules known as ‘soft law’. It also looks at the ways or processes by which the binding laws are made and reviews alternative decision-making and law-making developments.

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