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Casenote - European citizens initiative 'Stop TTIP' can proceed says General Court

Fahey, E. (2017). Casenote - European citizens initiative 'Stop TTIP' can proceed says General Court. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 8(4), pp. 787-790. doi: 10.1017/err.2017.68


On 10 May 2017, the General Court of the European Union in T-754/14 annulled a European Commission decision refusing the registration of a proposed European Citizens Initiative (ECI). The proposal had as its objective to prevent negotiations on an international agreement between the EU and US and EU and Canada, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and EU-Canada Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), for reasons relating to the procedures for the resolution of disputes between investors and States and its provisions on regulatory cooperation because they were alleged to threaten democracy and the rule of law. An ECI allows EU citizens to request the Commission to consider an idea as a possible basis for a legislative procedural pursuant to Article 11(4) TEU, Article 24 TFCEU and Regulation 211/2011. The Regulation affords organisers of an ECI one year to collect one million signatories from seven different Member States. It is an important decision on the place of civil society in international trade negotiations with respect to new provisions in the Treaty of Lisbon

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Additional Information: This article has been published in a revised form in 'European Journal of Risk Regulation' This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © 2017 Cambridge University Press.
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
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