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Sources of Law - Legislation: European Union


This page aims to offer a guidance on where you can locate sources of legislation of the European Union, using various categories of resources. Categories of sources include:


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Official Sources

EUR-Lex (click to visit)

This platform is the official access to all documents issued by European. Here, you can find Treaties, Legal Acts, International Agreements, Preparatory and EFTA documents and more, with selected documents dated back to 1950s.

European Parliament (click to visit)

The Parliament holds an important role in political debates and decision-making at the EU level. The Multimedia Centre offers more than 700 footages and recordings of work done by the organization, with constant livestreaming of debates and discussion of different Committees. Historical documents from 1952-1979 are also archived and accessible, where you can trace parliamentary activities from the ECSC Common Assembly to the European Parliament.  Please note that majority of the contents are reported in French, German and Dutch.

European Commission (click to visit)

The major role of European Commission is to enact EU’s policies. Here, you can find concrete information on EU law and how implementations are done. Simply access by Home > Law.

HKU Libraries' Resources

Key Database - Westlaw Classic

Westlaw Classic contains full text of legislative acts of the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, and the European Commission, with coverage starts from 1952. Search can be done using key terms, or document types.

To look up for cases, follow the steps below:

  • Access path: All Contents > International Materials > Jurisdictions > European Union > European Union Legislation