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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

European Community and Union Law and International Law

Armin von Bogdandy, Maja Smrkolj

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 May 2020

EU Treaty — Customary international law — General principles of international law — Subjects of international law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Given the broad scope of competences transferred to the former European Community (‘EC’) and now the European Union (‘EU’) on the one hand, and the broad scope of contemporary international law on the other hand, the relationship between EC/EU law and international law is of considerable importance (see also European Community and Union, Party to International Agreements).2 At the beginning of European integration, one core issue was to emancipate the law of the European Communities from international law (European Union, Historical Evolution). The...
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