Soft law in European Community law
This book offers the first systematic investigation of soft law within the framework of the EC and its use by the European Commission and Council of Ministers.
Print Book, English, ©2004
Hart, Oxford, UK, ©2004
lvi, 533 p. ; 24 cm.
Part I Lawmaking in EC Law1. Setting the Scene2. Sources of EC Law and EC Legislation3. Guiding Principles for LegislationPart II Community Soft Law Instruments4. Introduction to the Concept of Soft Law in EC Law5. Categories and Functions of Soft LawPart III Legal Issues of Community Soft Law6. Legally Binding Force7. The Competence to Adopt Soft Law8. Indirect Legal Effects for the Legislature9. Indirect Legal Effects for the Judiciary10. Indirect Legal Effects for the ExecutivePart IV Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations11. The Use of Community Soft Law Evaluated