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Europe and the law
This unit will give you a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU...
This unit will give you a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will provide a brief explanation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European legislation, as well as the background to such institutions as the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.
After studying this unit you should be able to:
- have a basic understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR);
- have an understanding of the European Union (EU);
- acquire a basic knowledge about the EU institutions;
- acquire an understanding of the sources of EU law;
- acquire a knowledge of the interaction between EU law and domestic law.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Unit overview
- 2 Part A The European Convention on Human Rights
- 3 Part B The European Union
- 4 Part C The legal rule-making institutions of the EU
- 5 Part D Sources of European law
- 6 Part E Guiding principles of EU law
- 7 Part F The European Union as a constitutional project
- 8 Review of learning outcomes
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Europe and the law
In this unit you will analyse the role of European institutions including the European Commission and the European Court of Justice in legal rule making in England and Wales. You will also be introduced to the study skills that you will need in reading legal cases, reading and understanding Acts of Parliament, using the internet to find legal materials, taking notes, creating study diagrams and summarising ideas.
This free course is an adapted extract relevant to The Open University course W100 Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
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