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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Lisbon Treaty

Christian Tomuschat

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 June 2021

Specific treaties — Treaties, application — Treaties, binding force — Treaties, interpretation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The Treaty of Lisbon of 13 December 2007 is currently the capstone of a continual process of carrying the European integration process forward (European Union, Historical Evolution). Since its inception, the legal foundations of that process have been regularly adjusted to changing circumstances. The first concrete realization of the grand design to establish supranational institutions in (Western) Europe was the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which came into being on 23 July 1952 on the basis of the corresponding Treaty of 18 April 1951 (261 UNTS...
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