New Directions in Judicial Review? Proportionality, Subsidiarity and Impact Assessment in the Tobacco Product Directive Case

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In this essay in honour of Christina Moëll, we focus on one particular recent case: the Philip Morris case delivered in May 2016 where the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules on the validity of the Tobacco Product Directive case.1 It is a key case on the application of the principle of proportionality but not only since it connects this principle with other constitutional principles putting limits to the regulatory action such as fundamental rights and the principle of subsidiarity. This case constitutes a
perfect illustration of ‘administrative constitutionalism’, a doctrine which encapsulates the academic work of Christina Moëll in a nutshell.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Law


  • Proportionality principle, Subsidiarity, Impact assessment, EU law
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFestskrift till Christina Moell
EditorsMats Tjernberg, Pernilla Rendahl, Henrik Wenander
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherJuristförlaget i Lund
ISBN (Print)9789154405725
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch

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Mats Tjernberg (ed.), Pernilla Rendahl (ed.) & Henrik Wenander (ed.), 2017, Lund: Juristförlaget i Lund. 564 p.

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