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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett (Assistant), Kate (20th May 2010)

Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.55 Responsibility in the Context of the European Union Legal Order

Jean-Marc Thouvenin

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett (Assistant)

Subject(s):
Responsibility of individuals — Responsibility of states — Wrongful acts — Damages — Attribution
The responsibility with which this Chapter is concerned finds its basis in Community treaties, the jurisprudence of the Luxemburg Court as well as, in certain respects, municipal procedural law. This is what characterizes it as ‘special’ compared to the responsibility established by general international law. That speciality is not only demonstrated by the formal sources just mentioned, but also by the fact that there is no mechanism in the European Union legal order equivalent to that which exists in the international order, permitting a State to invoke the...
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