Global Law: European Union

Article 6 in the Treaty on European Union promulgates that the European Union is founded on the "principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law, principles which are common to the Member States." All EU decisions and procedures are based on Treaties agreed upon by all the EU countries.

European Union Information:

  • Elexica From the firm Simmons & Simmons. Elexica offers registered users an extensive range of free and chargeable legal information including practical guides, checklists, summaries, other know-how, a legal discussions forum, an EU diary, and a virtual library of links. Mainly UK and EU information.
  • ELIXIR (European Lawyers' Information eXchange & Internet Resource) Provides information on the type of lawyers and their legal education and training in the EU and an initial assessment of their mobility rights within the Member States of the EU. For EU institutions; Bars and Law Societies; Academics; lawyers; students.
  • Features EU news, policy positions, and EU actors online.
  • EUR-Lex A European Union legal portal that contains legislation, case law, regulations and more.
  • Europa Europa is the European Union portal site. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.


European Union Institutions: