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(EU Law) the idea that there is no need to refer a point of law, which is reasonably clear and free from doubt, to the European Court of Justice The court found the matter acte clair and declined to refer the interpretation of Article 5 to the European Court of Justice.
The doctrine of acte clair applies to this issue.
The judge held that the interpretation of Article 12 was acte clair.
They did not regard the question of liability as acte clair.