R (Western Sahara Campaign UK) v The Commissioners for HMRC and the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2015] EWHC 2898 (Admin)

05 Nov 2015 | by David Gregory

Article 3(5) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) binds the Union to contribute ‘to the strict observance and the development of international law, including respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter‘. Does this provision have teeth and can it be used to support the rights of those outside the Union who are affected by EU acts? In an action brought before the UK courts, the Claimants seek to challenge the validity of two EU agreements with Morocco.

Conor McCarthy, led by Kieron Beal QC, is acting for the Claimant in this matter. They were instructed by Leigh Day.

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