The UK Supreme Court and references to the CJEU

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Examines the approach of the UK Supreme Court to the preliminary rulings procedure laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. This procedure requires supreme national courts, such as the UK Supreme Court, to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union questions of EU law they need to decide before they can give judgment in cases brought before them. That requirement is qualified in various ways. This article examines how conscientiously the procedure is applied by the UK Supreme Court.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-357
Number of pages43
JournalYearbook of European Law
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017


  • EU law, UK Supreme Court, preliminary rulings