Regional integration through dispute settlement: The European Union experience

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherUniversiteit Maastricht
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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SeriesMaastricht Faculty of Law Working Papers


  • EU
  • Dispute settlement
  • Integration
  • Court of Justice
  • Andean community

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