Judgment by the Danish Supreme Court on accession to the Treaty on European Union (12 August 1996)

On 12 August 1996, the Danish Supreme Court rules that ordinary citizens have a legal interest in having the constitutionality of Denmark’s Act of Accession to the European Union tried on the merits. The Treaty on European Union implies a transfer to the EU of various legislative powers affecting a number of general aspects of daily life, meaning that accession to the treaty is sufficiently important to the Danish people to establish locus standi.

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Source: Højesteret dom af 12. august 1996, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen, U.1996.1300H, http://www.codices.coe.int/NXT/gateway.dll/CODICES/full/eur/den/den/den-1996-2-002#JD_Full_DEN_DEN-1996-2-002.

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