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Leeds Harvard: EU legislation

Reference examples

Regulations

Institutional origin (eg European Commission or Council of the European Union) Regulation (Treaty abbreviation) number/year followed by the full date it was passed and the title. [Online]. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL

Example:

Council Regulation (EC) No. 2725/2000 of 11 December 2000 concerning the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention. [Online]. [Accessed 26 May 2017]. Available from: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/

Directives and Decisions

Institutional origin (eg European Commission or Council of the European Union) Form Year/legislation number/Treaty followed by the full date it was passed and the title. [Online]. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL 

Example:

Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption. [Online]. [Accessed 26 May 2017]. Available from: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/

All the author/title/date information is in italics and the title is not capitalised.

Citation examples

EU legislation

Regulations

Cite by: Institutional origin Regulation (Treaty abbreviation) number/year.
 
Example:
(Commission Regulation (EC) 1881/2006)

Directives and Decisions

Cite by: Institutional origin Form year/legislation number/Treaty.
 
Examples:
(Council Directive 2006/88/EC)
(Commission Decision 2014/209/EU)

Common issues

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