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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - July 2019
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ANNEX VI : POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES(1)
XVI.    Committee on Legal Affairs

Committee responsible for:

1.   the interpretation, application and monitoring of Union law and compliance of Union acts with primary law, notably the choice of legal bases and respect for the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

2.   the interpretation and application of international law, in so far as the European Union is affected;

3.   better law-making and the simplification of Union law;

4.   the legal protection of Parliament's rights and prerogatives, including its involvement in actions before the Court of Justice of the European Union;

5.   Union acts which affect the Member States' legal order, namely in the fields of:

(a)   civil and commercial law,
(b)   company law,
(c)   intellectual property law,
(d)   procedural law;

6.   measures concerning judicial and administrative cooperation in civil matters;

7.   environmental liability and sanctions against environmental crime;

8.   ethical questions related to new technologies, applying the associated committee procedure with the relevant committees;

9.   the Statute for Members and the Staff Regulations of the European Union;

10.   privileges and immunities as well as verification of Members' credentials;

11.   the organisation and statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union;

12.   the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

(1)Adopted by decision of Parliament of 15 January 2014.
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