03 April 2017
Butler publishes new article on EU external relations law in European Papers
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies, Graham Butler, has published a new article in European Papers on jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in certain matters of EU external relations law.
Can the Court of Justice of the European Union assert jurisdiction and provide a national court with an interpretation of Union law in a case referred to it from a national court under an Article 267 TFEU preliminary reference, when the subject matter is in regard to the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)? This was one of a number of questions referred to the Court of Justice from the High Court of England and Wales in Rosneft. The Court of Justice meeting in a Grand Chamber formation, answered this jurisdictional question in the affirmative. Given the significance of this judgment for the law of CFSP, this judgment was hotly anticipated given its implications for the “specific rules and procedures” that are applicable to the law of CFSP. As the Court of Justice continues in a line of case law to clarify its jurisdiction in CFSP, it is ultimately a question of constitutional importance for the EU’s external relations.
You can read more, and access the article, ‘A Question of Jurisdiction: Art. 267 TFEU Preliminary References of a CFSP Nature’ published in European Papers, here.
For more on Graham Butler’s research on European Union law, see his profile at Aarhus University here where he is Assistant Professor of Law, and at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen here, where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor.