Precedent and the Court of Justice

Takis Tridimas

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This chapter examines the doctrine of stare decisis in relation to the first and the third constituency. It looks at the methodology of the European Court of Justice in distinguishing precedent, express and implicit overruling, and the quasi-normative effect of precedent. The picture that emerges is that of a judicial behavior which is close in result, albeit not in methodology, to that of Ango-Saxon supreme courts which adhere to the doctrine of stare decisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhilosophical Foundations of European Union Law
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191741029
ISBN (Print)9780199588770
StatePublished - Jan 24 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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