The Latest European Law News

For many of you the understanding of European law will not come easy as it is one of the most complex legislative entities in the world today as it attempts to enforce a wide variety of laws and legislation from many different cultures. In its most basic form European law of as it was formerly known the European Community Law is a collection of treaties and varying amount of legislation such as regulations and directives. This legislation and treaties all have an affect either directly or indirectly of affecting the laws of all other European countries which is hwy so many of the issues involved in the European community have many deliberations. In general there are three types of European law which are primary law, secondary law and supplementary law.

Primary law concerns mainly the establishment of treaties within the European Union. Secondary law is mostly the regulations and directives that are included within the primary laws and finally supplementary law is any addition to the above laws which is added into the legislation after it has already been written into the European parliament. European law you will find is applied to all courts and legal bodies within Europe who are member states and can step in if they feel their has been a breach of any law where the member state is providing less rights than should be applied. Firstly I will dig a little more into primary law as it is this is the most common and most frequently used within the European law system. The reason primary law is so important is that it encases the process within creating and enforcing many different purpose treaties which are essential to the every day running of our lives within the community. The addition resources from the Official European Commission website are very useful, they can be found on the Application of EU Law pages.

These treaties can be anything from the sales of national produce to the sale of arms as well as many more and have a very broad prospective of purposes. European law is such a huge collection of laws and treaties that it can become quite complex for those of us who are not fully aware of the complete workings of the law and thus it is generally lawyers who specialize in this type of law that you will find dealing with this form of legislation. There have been many issues in recent times regarding European law none more so than that of human rights as in many countries the inhabitants face horrible and sub standard conditions. Human rights is so important because in many countries when someone is thought to have broken the law they are in a lot of cases arrested and then are not awarded a fair trial and are dealt with in an unbiased manner. Additional resources covering other european law can be located on the Defra European Legislation website, this resource is very comprehensive and offers new changes in the legislation for the UK.

We hear about it all the time in the news in regards to immigration where people have stated they have escaped their own country through fear of death and if they return they would surely be killed by the authorities. This is where European law would come in this regard as it offers protection for those who are in real danger. This system of course is wide open for abuse and thus requires a great deal of investigation that can in many cases take years to complete. As you can see European law has many purposes and is essential in many ways but on the other hand many countries feel that this law can have an adverse affect of lessening the power of the given country. For more information on extending your own personal knowledge on Law in general, we recommend taking up a University Law Degree, more details can be found here at the Law Courses Section of the Bangor University Website. Other useful resources such as Legal Justice Rights on the UK Governments website, are highly recommended.

European law is constantly evolving and has become one of the most complex entities within the law system and now in the modern day it is becoming increasingly powerful among member countries.

Written by James