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AuthorSeah, Daniel
Available date2015-12-01T09:53:25Z
Publication Date2015-01
Publication NameInternational Review of Law
CitationSeah D. The CFSP as an aspect of conducting foreign relations by the United Kingdom: With special reference to the Treaty of Amity & Cooperation in Southeast Asia, International Review of Law 2015:1
ISSN2223-859X
URIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5339/irl.2015.1
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/3868
AbstractSince the Lisbon Treaty’s entry into force in 2009, the Common & Foreign Security Policy (CFSP) retains its intergovernmental character, although its legal status is no longer separate from but part of a single European Union (EU) framework. With particular focus on the United Kingdom’s practice as a EU member state, this article examines the potential pressures which bear on the interplay between: (i) the CFSP’s intergovernmental character; and (ii) the CFSP’s current legal status within a single EU framework that established a semblance of institutional coherence; and (iii) the implications for conducting the UK’s foreign relations, a consequence of its status at international law as an independent sovereign state. The article argues that pressures arise for the UK because of its legal obligations under UK law, EU law and international law, which potentially interlock, as distinct sources of law, with consequences for the flexible conduct of British foreign relations. This argument is illustrated through the case study of accession by the UK and EU (of which the UK is a member state), two separate legal persons at international law, to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia.
Languageen
PublisherBloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals
SubjectASEAN
SubjectEU law
Subjectinternational law
SubjectCFSP
Subjecttreaty
SubjectUK foreign relations
TitleThe CFSP as an aspect of conducting foreign relations by the United Kingdom: With special reference to the Treaty of Amity & Cooperation in Southeast Asia
TypeArticle
Issue Number1
Volume Number2015


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