• THE DOCTRINE OF HORIZONTAL DIRECT EFFECT IN EC LAW. Horizontal direct effect of Article 39 EC and the case of Angonese

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(The author is a researcher at the European University Institute, Florence, where he is undertaking a research programme in European Constitutional Law. The author has worked two and half years as an associate in Delphi Law Firm, where he has specialised himself in litigation and European Law.)


In the year of 2000, the ECJ delivered a well-known judgement among European lawyers, Angonese, which indeed recognised horizontal direct effect of community law among private parties in the field of free movement of workers. The ECJ thus held that a job applicant could sue a private bank before the national court on the basis of the prohibition of discrimination in Article 39 of the EC Treaty. Commentators argue that this is a landmark judgment and that “Mr. Angonese will now join the annals of community law pioneers". The essential purpose of this book is to provide for an examination and critical analysis of the concept of horizontal direct effect in the field of free movement of workers, in particular to analyse in what manner the ECJ legally justified the recognition of this concept in relation to Article 39 EC.

MATERIA: "EU Constitutional Law" "Direct effect" "Horizontal direct effect" "Effectiveness of EU Law" "Uniform application of EU Law" "Free movement of workers" "Angonese" " Article 39 EC"

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