Opinion of the Advocate General at Court of Justice of the European Union cites research by Associate Professor Graham Butler

In a case before the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) – the EU’s highest court – the Advocate General in the case, Michal Bobek, has cited research by Graham Butler, associate professor at the Department of Law, Aarhus BSS, in his Opinion in the Puppinck case.

2019.08.21 | Tine Bagger

Graham Butler

Graham Butler. Foto: Aarhus BSS Kommunikation

Graham Butler was cited by Advocate General Michal Bobek in his Opinion in Case C-418/18 P, Puppinck and Others v European Commission, delivered before the Court of Justice of the European Union on 29 July 2019. In the Puppinck case, the Court has been called upon to determine whether to dismiss or uphold the grounds upon which the EU General Court reached its earlier judgment, Case T-561/14, One of Us and Others v Commission.

In his Opinion delivered in advance of the Grand Chamber’s deliberations, Advocate General Michal Bobek referred to and relied upon research by Graham Butler published in Volume 45 of Legal Issues of Economic Integration in 2018 and entitled “In Search of the Political Question Doctrine in EU Law”, available here.

This is the second time Graham Butler’s research has been cited at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Other aspects of Butler’s research was previously cited in the Opinion of Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston in Case C-670-16, Tsegezab Mengesteab v Federal Republic of Germany, delivered on 20 June 2017, dealing with the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (Justice and Home Affairs).

Get an overview of Graham Butler’s research on the department’s website.

Additional information
Associate Professor Graham Butler
Department of Law, Aarhus BSS
Tel.: +45 87165925
E-mail: gb@law.au.dk