The sui generis decision was never mentioned in the Treaties, but it was considered a separate legal instrument in the European Union. There is a broad consensus that the EU is a sui generis international organisation, but current research rarely indicates why. The document identifies the EU as an “autonomous regime”, a treaty institution that imposes costly demands on its member states but rejects the use of intergovernmental countermeasures and reciprocity mechanisms. As a self-contained regime, the EU is a mystery because international relations theory emphasizes the importance of inter-state countermeasures as incentives for states to comply with costly obligations, as academic debates on the policies of trade regimes and human rights show. If your database meets the requirements for copyright protection and sui generis rights, you can request both. To use the sui generis database right, you or the database creator must be an EU citizen or EU resident. To obtain sui generis protection, you must prove that you have made a significant investment (financial, material and/or human) in obtaining, verifying or presenting the contents of the database. The Joint Municipal Council in Croatia is a sui generis municipal council in the east of the country, which was formed under an international agreement to protect the rights of the ethnic Serb community in the region and which, as such, is unique in Croatia.    If the structure of your database is not an original creation, you can still protect its contents with the sui generis right (a right that recognizes investments made in the creation of a database, even if this does not include the creative aspect reflected in copyright). This book examines the emergence of African Union (AU) law as a legal system and its impact on the existing order in the region. As an authoritative text on the development of AU law, the book deals with relevant topics such as legislative powers, jurisdictions, direct effect in AU law, subsidiarity, interventionism, and law enforcement. Olufemi Amao argues that there is a gradual movement from intergovernmentalism to supranationalism in the legal order of the African Union, and examines how this development is gradually and progressively weakening the discourse on nation-state sovereignty; A concept that has caused many problems in the African context. Using EU law as a comparison, the book also examines how the development of supranationalism affects key issues such as human rights, democratic reforms, territorial issues, tribal and religious disputes, and economic relations.
However, in many countries, there are sui generis laws that extend intellectual property protection to content that does not conform to characteristic definitions: integrated circuit layouts, hull designs, fashion designs in France, databases or plant varieties require sui generis status because of their unique characteristics. The US, Japan, Australia and many EU countries protect the topography of semiconductor chips and integrated circuits under sui generis laws, which borrow aspects from patent or copyright law. In the United States, this sui generis law is known as the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984. When lawyers and judges cite cases and other authorities, they may refer to “a sui generis case” or “a sui generis authority”, meaning that it is a special case that is limited to its own facts and therefore may not be of wider application. A book, film, television series or other artistic creation is called sui generis if it does not fit within the usual boundaries of genres. Film critic Richard Schickel identifies Joe Versus the Volcano as a sui generis film.  Film critic Michael Brooke used the term to describe The Fantastic Planet, a 1973 French-Czech science fiction animated film directed by René Laloux.  The UK Planning Act, particularly in relation to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, classifies many common types of land use into specific `classes of use`. A change in the use of land within a use class does not require a building permit; However, a building permit may be required to move from one class of use to another, and a permit may still be required if the new use is sui generis. It was repealed along with various other legal instruments by a new version of Decision i. In local government, a sui generis unit is a unit that does not fit into the general pattern of local governance in a country. For example, in England, the City of London and the Isles of Scilly are the two sui generis places, as their forms of local government (for historical or geographical reasons) are very different from those in the rest of the country.
At a press conference where reporters tried to analyze his political persona, Huey Long said: “. Say I`m sui generus and let it go.  The sui generis decision has been used for a large number of acts.