Conceptualisation and Application of the Principle of Autonomy of EU Law – The CJEU’s Judgement in Achmea Put in Perspective

Steffen Hindelang: Conceptualisation and Application of the Principle of Autonomy of EU Law – The CJEU’s Judgement in Achmea Put in Perspective. In: European Law Review, 44 , Forthcoming.

Conceptualisation and Application of the Principle of Autonomy of EU Law – The CJEU’s Judgement in Achmea Put in Perspective

Abstract

It seemed that Court of Justice of the European Union wanted to make it short and sweet: It took the Grand Chamber in its Achmea judgement less than fifteen pages to conclude that Investor-State dispute settlement in an intra-EU context is incompatible with EU law.

The Judgement is noteworthy in terms of both the conceptualisation as well as the application of the principle of autonomy of EU law. In terms of conceptualisation of the principle, what we witness in Achmea, read in conjunction with another decision, could be a first subtle attempt to enrich the principle with notions of the rule of law. In terms of application, the Court further strengthens legal equality, its judicial monopoly, and – perhaps even more importantly – the role of the Member States’ courts, un-derstood as “traditional permanent State courts”, in the judicial dialogue.

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