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overruled by the ECJ. Furthermore, laws which have been passed by the parliaments of member states may be set aside if the Court decides that it does not conform to EU law or one of the treaties. On the other hand many individuals and organisations have cause to be grateful to the Court for the establishment of their rights. In some of its most celebrated cases the Court has, thus, confirmed the right of professional footballers to move freely from one club to another when out of contract (the famous ‘Bosmanruling), equalising the pension rights of men and women

in Understanding British and European political issues