5.4 Summary of Part D
Table 3 summarises the main aspects of Part D.
Table 3 Types of law and their effects
|Type of law||Effect|
|Directives||Not directly applicable, but individuals can claim against the state for loss caused by a failure to implement the directive|
|Decisions||Decisions are binding only on those to whom they are addressed|
|Recommendations and opinions||These have no binding force and are of 'persuasive’ authority only|