Editor(s): Inge Govaere, Sacha Garben
Despite their many obvious interconnections, EU and international law are all too often studied and practised in different spheres. While it is natural for each to insist on its own unique characteristics, and in particular for the EU to emphasise its sui generis nature, important insights might be lost because of this exclusionary approach. This book aims to break through some of those barriers and to show how more interaction between the two spheres might be encouraged. In so doing, it offers a constitutional dimension but also a substantive one, identifying policy areas where EU and international law and their respective actors work alongside each other. Offering a 360-degree view on both EU and international institutional and substantive law, this collection presents a refreshing perspective on a longstanding issue.
Introduction: The Interface between EU and International Law
Inge Govaere and Sacha Garben
A HORIZONTAL, HOLISTIC APPROACH
1. Interconnecting Legal Systems and the Autonomous EU Legal Order: A Balloon Dynamic
2. The Axiological Emancipation of a (Non-)Principle: Autonomy, International Law and the EU Legal Order
3. Studying International and European Law: Confronting Perspectives and Combining Interests
Ramses A Wessel
THE INTERACTION BETWEEN EU AND INTERNATIONAL LAW IN SELECTED AREAS
4. Integrated Rights Protection in the European and International Context: Some Reflections about Limits and Consequences
5. A Balloon Dynamic in the Area of Social Rights
6. The Interplay of International and EU Environmental Law
Nicola Notaro and Mario Pagano
7. Implementing International Norms through EU Procedure? The Case of Business and Human Rights
THE EU AND ‘THIRD’ COUNTRIES
8. On the Cusp: Brexit and Public International Law
9. EU Enlargement, Extra-Territorial Application of EU Law and the International Dimension
Christophe Hillion and Vincent Delhomme
10. Law and Practice of the EU’s Trade Agreements with ‘Disputed’ Territories: A Consistent Approach?
Guillaume Van der Loo
11. We’ll Always have Geneva: The Existential Crisis of the US-led Multilateral Trading System and the EU Reactions
A VIEW FROM PRACTICE: COMMENTS ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INTERFACE BETWEEN
EU AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
12. The Interaction between Public International Law and EU Law: The Role Played by the Court of Justice
Ricardo da Silva Passos
13. The Rosneft Case as a Good Example of Smooth Interaction between EU Law and International Law in the Most Recent Post-Lisbon Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice
14. An Incoherent Approach Towards Aarhus and CETA: The Commission and External Oversight Mechanisms
Inge Govaere is Professor of European Law, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Legal Studies at Ghent University and Director, Ghent European Law Institute (GELI) as well as Director of the European Legal Studies Department at the College of Europe.
Sacha Garben is Professor of EU Law at the College of Europe.