As mentioned earlier, EUglobal is hosting a workshop in the margins of the ESIL 2016 Conference in Riga. The papers for this workshop are posted here on the Interest Group blog. Today’s paper is written by Ramses A. Wessel, and is entitled “Flipping the Question: The Reception of EU law in the International Legal Order“. Here is an excerpt:
[T]he coming of age of the EU as a global actor may slowly turn the EU from a recipient into a contributor to the further development of international law. […] Thus, the question addressed in this paper is not how international law is received by the EU, but how EU law is (or could be) received by the international legal order. In other words: to what extent can EU law form a source of international law? In that sense this article aims to contribute to an essential element of the theme of this Special Issue, namely the ‘formative influence’ of the European Union on public international law. This question has hardly been addressed in literature, which indeed largely deals with the question to which extent international law can be a source of EU law.