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The Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law (OEEUL) is a product within the Oxford Public International Law family. Providing high-level analysis of European Union (EU) law by specialized distinguished contributors, articles from this encyclopedia address a focused range of key concepts and notions that seek to provide detailed coverage of EU law as a whole in a user-friendly and innovative way.


Why the Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law?

The OEEUL service provides browsing and searching of all of the material within the resource based on keywords and subjects.  OEEUL content is also connected to the Oxford Law Citator—a state-of-the-art navigation tool which provides direct links to related materials within OEEUL, other online law resources from OUP, and important references available elsewhere.

The articles will define and cover the basis and foundations of European Union law, as well as analyzing and explaining legal concepts for the following continuously expanding sections: 

  • Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (Forthcoming)
  • Cases
  • Citizenship (Forthcoming)
  • Common Commercial Policy
  • Comparative Law (Forthcoming)
  • Competence (Forthcoming)
  • Competition Law (Forthcoming)
  • Consumer Protection
  • Criminal law (Forthcoming)
  • Data Protection
  • Economic and Monetary Union (Forthcoming)
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • European Integration
  • General Principles (Forthcoming)
  • Health
  • Institutions
  • Internal Market (Forthcoming)
  • Judicial Protection
  • Social and Employment Law
  • Supporting Policies
  • Technology (Forthcoming)
  • Transport
  • Values

EU Law supports librarians by providing:

  • Excellent customer support
  • COUNTER-compliant statistics
  • MARC21 records available, free of charge
  • OpenURL compliance, connecting citations straight into the library’s catalogue
  • A clear Legal Notice and Privacy Policy, to refer to for issues such as printing and download limits
  • RSS feeds delivering the latest news straight to your desktop

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