Francovich Ruling

Francovich Ruling in Europe

Description of Francovich ruling

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes francovich ruling in the following terms: [1] Francovich, an employee of an insolvent Italian company, claimed that he would have received greater financial protection if Italy had transposed into law a 1980 Directive on the treatment of employees in cases of bankruptcy. In 1990 the European Court of Justice held that Francovich was entitled to compensation from the Italian government for its failure to enact the necessary enabling legislation. This landmark ruling established that an individual citizen could have rights under Community Directives before they had been implemented domestically.

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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