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Regional Integration Through Dispute Settlement: The European Union Experience

69 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2007  

E. Vos

University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

Dispute settlement mechanisms have considerably advanced the European integration process. This paper aims to scrutinise the main legislative provisions and structure of the dispute settlement mechanisms in the European Union. It discusses the two different types of dispute settlement (judicial and alternative) as well as some mechanisms that have been designed to prevent disputes from arising. It is submitted that the current EU model of dispute settlement does not offer ideal solutions but could serve as a learning process for other integration processes such as the Andean Community and the recently created South American Community of Nations.

Keywords: EU, dispute settlement, integration, Court of Justice, Andean Community

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Vos, E., Regional Integration Through Dispute Settlement: The European Union Experience (October 2005). Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2005-7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=977450 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.977450

Ellen Vos (Contact Author)

University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 616
Maastricht, 6200 MD
Netherlands

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