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Question: Critically discuss the hierarchy of sources of EU law. In your answer please refer to legal comment and any other sources of EU law you consider appropriate.

Graded 2.1 - Word Count: 1964 (excluding bibliography and footnotes)

Answer: The ECJ in Costa held that “By contrast with ordinary....” Consequently, the European Union has legal personality and (as put in Van Gend ) ‘constitutes a new legal order in international law’. Indeed, with these considerations, the ECJ recognised the EU law system as unique, autonomous and distinct from international law. The EU legal system, then, like other organised legal systems has its own sources of law. These are not expressly established in the Treaties, but by the ECJ. Sources of EU law draw inspiration from many sources as I will discuss when relevant. I will take each source of EU law in the order of hierarchy (and thus, its importance) and discuss its relevance within the EU. Primary sources of EU law Primary sources are at the pinnacle of the hierarchy of EU......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1964 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2014 | Date submitted: August 16, 2018 | Coursework ID: 1048

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