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The EU UK TCA's Institutional Framework and Parliamentary Democracy

  • The TCA (EU-UK Trade and Copperation Agreement) establishes a very comprehensive institutional framework with Partnership Council and diverse Committees having partly substantial decision-making powers for the development of the TCA. These considerable public functions prompt legitimacy concerns as to their democratic control, which this article explores in detail. It will be shown that the exercise of public powers by TCA treaty bodies meets with a sobering legal situation regarding democratic control mechanisms over treaty body decision-making at different levels. Thus, from a constitutional perspective, the legal and legitimate transfer of powers requires additional safeguards as to their democratic legitimacy. Solutions for better control of treaty body decisions by parliaments must be developed at several levels simultaneously.

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Author:Wolfgang Weiss
Parent Title (English):European Foreign Affairs Review
Publisher:Kluwer Law International
Place of publication:Alphen aan den Rijn
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2022
Publishing Institution:Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften
Release Date:2023/02/13
First Page:513
Last Page:540
Documents ordered by chairs:Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, insbesondere Europarecht und Völkerrecht (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weiß)
Access Rights:Frei zugänglich
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt