Volume 17 (2011)

Volume 17 (2011) / Issue 3

Pedro Cabral, Ricardo Neves, 'General Principles of EU Law and Horizontal Direct Effect' (2011) 17 European Public Law, Issue 3, pp. 437–451


This article comments upon the Kücükdeveci judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 19 January 2010. The decision, issuing from the Court's Grand Chamber in a procedure involving observations from six Member States, is of huge significance. Not only does it represent an important contribution to the development and consolidation of European Union law on non discrimination in the context of employment but also, and most crucially, it is a fundamental milestone in the Court's jurisprudence concerning horizontal direct effect and general principles of EU law.

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