State Liabity

Social Policy: Sex Discrimination

EU law prohibits discrimination generally over all subjects. There are many heads of discrimination that are applied differently and rely on different regulations and directives. On the syllabus I am working from only sex discrimination is covered, which is the one I will be covering in this post. (more…)

Direct Effect, Indirect Effect and State Liability

Direct Effect and Direct Applicability

Direct effect and Direct Applicability are 2 principles that are similar but should not be confused. Direct Applicability is the automatic incorporation into national law. Both Treaty Articles and Regulations are directly applicable, regulations are not, they must be implemented by the member state. The idea behind this is that they will be able to interpret the law that the EU wish to impose and do so in a way that will be most effective and efficient for that country. (more…)

Introduction to EU Law

The EU is currently made up of 28 Member States, soon to decrease to 27 once the UK leave on the 29th March 2019. It was originally set up to promote trade throughout western Europe, but as more and more states joined, theory objects widened, and have developed to who we understand as the EU today. When studying the EU, it is important to understand the brief history to the Union, Institutions of the Union, and the types of Laws that the EU makes. (more…)