The Limits of the Judiciary within the Eurasian Integration Process

13 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2016

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Date Written: November 2, 2016


The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has its own judicial body tasked with ensuring the uniform application of EAEU law by member states and institutions. The EAEU Court has a number of important powers; however, it is noteworthy, that such crucial ones as the preliminary ruling procedure and the ability to review actions of member states upon request of the EAEU regulatory body are missing. This paper reviews the missing powers in a search for the reasons behind their removal, and the ensuing ramifications. It also uncovers other limitations of the Eurasian judiciary and its strained relationships with national judiciaries. It is argued, that the EAEU Court will struggle to fulfil its mission without solutions compensating its limited powers.

Keywords: Eurasian integration, Eurasian Economic Union, Eurasian judiciary, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union, preliminary ruling, infringements

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Karliuk, Maksim, The Limits of the Judiciary within the Eurasian Integration Process (November 2, 2016). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 69/LAW/2016, Available at SSRN: or

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