UCL Faculty of Laws


Rethinking ‘economic’ derogations and justifications under the EU’s free movement rules

04 December 2014, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Speakers: Professor Sue Arrowsmith (University of Nottingham)
Chair: Professor Paul Craig (University of Oxford)
Admission: Free of charge
Accreditation: This event is accredited with 1 CPD hour with the SRA (BSB pending)

Current Legal Problems 2014-15

Rethinking ‘economic’ derogations and justifications under the EU’s free movement rules: proposals for a new approach and a taxonomy

The European Court of Justice has stated in many cases a general principle that ‘economic’ aims do not fall within the explicit derogations from the Treaty’s free movement rules, and also cannot constitute mandatory requirements or imperative reasons in the public interest that can justify measures that hinder trade. This paper will propose a taxonomy of the different kinds of measures that are economic in a broad sense, and propose for each different approaches to their treatment under the free movement rules.

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