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AuthorRaitio, Juha. author
TitleThe Principle of Legal Certainty in EC Law [electronic resource] / by Juha Raitio
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript LXXVI, 401 p. online resource


The intertwinement of EC law and national law may create unforeseeability in situations where EC law invades the national cases, which gives rise to the very question of legal certainty in EC law. This study contributes to the contemporary discussion, which wrestles with the following questions in particular: - What have been the visions and objectives for European integration in the last decades? - How to describe European Union as a political entity and a legal system? - What is the relationship between legal certainty, rule of law, various general principles and human rights? - What is the core of legal certainty on the basis of the case study? - What kind of legal arguments and patterns of justification are there from a comparative perspective? - How has the term 'legal certainty' been defined in the Nordic legal theory? - How predictable and acceptable are the interpretations of the European Court of Justice - is it "running wild"? Legal certainty relates to the principle of non-retroactivity and the protection of legitimate expectations in particular, but more profoundly it can be related to the conceptual scale for weighing up and balancing between formal justice and material fairness in legal decision-making. This scale is illustrated by presenting the terms 'formal', 'factual' and 'substantive' legal certainty


1. EC, History, Integration, EC Law, Legal Certainty -- Ch. 1 Introductory Remarks -- Ch. 2 Some Remarks about the History of the European Community -- Ch. 3 Conclusions: Remarks about Theories of Integration, European Community and EC Law -- 2. EC Law, Principles of EC Law, General Principles, Legal Certainty -- Ch. 4 The Sources, Objectives and Principles of EC Law -- Ch. 5 Legal Certainty in the Framework of Other General Principles of EC Law -- Ch. 6 The Principle of Legal Certainty Based on the Case Law of the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance -- 3. Norms, Interpretation, Legal Certainty -- Ch. 7 Beyond Literalism โ{128}{148} Conceptions and Theoretical Remarks about Norms, Validity, Interpretation, Judicial Activism and Legal Certainty -- Ch. 8 Predictability and Acceptability as Aspects of Legal Certainty

Philosophy Political science Public international law Philosophy Philosophy of Law Political Science Philosophy general Public International Law


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