Commission v Belgium (Judgment): ECJ 14 Jan 1988

A Member State ‘may not plead provisions, practices or circumstances existing in its internal legal system in order to justify a failure to comply with its obligations under Community law’.


C-227/85, C-228/85, C-229/85, C-230/85, [1988] ECR 1 11, [1988] EUECJ C-230/85



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CitedRegina v Chief Constable of Sussex, ex Parte International Trader’s Ferry Limited HL 2-Apr-1998
Chief Constable has a Wide Discretion on Resources
Protesters sought to prevent the appellant’s lawful trade exporting live animals. The police provided assistance, but then restricted it, pleading lack of resources. The appellants complained that this infringed their freedom of exports under . .
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Updated: 22 May 2022; Ref: scu.134159