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Parliament (United Kingdom) Sovereignty

General Details:
  • European Union (EU) Law take precedence over national law.
  • This means that parliament is no longer the supreme law-maker.
  • Domestic (UK) courts have a duty to apply EU law in preference to national (UK) law.
Merchant Shipping Act (1988) Validity:
  • This act was successfully challenged applying European Union law.
  • There was a conflict with the Treaty of Rome.
  • Case: R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortame (1990).

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