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Citing and referencing EU law using OSCOLA

OSCOLA (the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) provides guidance on how to cite European Union legal sources, please see in particular section 2.6 of the OSCOLA guide (PDF, 448KB).

Please note that the OSCOLA guide was produced before the creation of the European Case Law Identifier. In order to learn how to deal with the European Case Law Identifier when citing cases, please see the guidance contained in the OSCOLA FAQs section.

Citing and referencing Brexit resources using OSCOLA

Guidance for citing and referencing Brexit resources such as agreements between the UK and EU has not yet been published by OSCOLA.

In the absence of any guidance to the contrary, cite such resources based on their type and origin, either as UK secondary legislation (OSCOLA section 2.5), EU legislation (OSCOLA section 2.6.1) or secondary sources generally (OSCOLA section 3.1).