direct applicability


direct applicability
the doctrine in the law of the European Union that states that a measure that has this character does not require to be implemented in a member state. Not only that, but the domestic authorities cannot interfere with its applicability as by passing local legislation. This doctrine is thus part and parcel of the notion of the supremacy of Community law over national law. The most common instance is the regulation. Direct applicability should be distinguished from direct effect.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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