About the Legal Service
Activities of the Legal Service
- The Commission’s legal adviser
- The Commission’s legal representative
- Helping to improve the quality of drafting of EU legislation
Access to EU case law
The web site of the Court of Justice of the European Union offers information on every case brought before the Court of Justice, the General Court or the Civil Service Tribunal between 1953 and the present day. Cases are listed by their case number and links are provided to the texts when those are available.
The EUR-Lex EU case law page gives direct access to the complete collection by court, document type, case number or by year.
The Court’s case law search form gives access to the texts of judgments, opinions and orders of the Union Courts. The form also allows searching for information on pending cases and thus the progress of cases may be followed more easily. The search form includes a large number of fields enabling precise searching in case-law.
The EUR-Lex simple and advanced search options make it possible to search by reference to a large number of criteria for judgments of the judicature of the European Union, as well as for the opinions of the Advocates-General, as published in the European Court Reports or as provisional texts disseminated by the Court of Justice prior to such publication.
The Court regularly issues press releases after important judgments.
The Commission will publish a press release on a Court judgment where it considers it appropriate. These press releases are uploaded to the Rapid database. The Commission Spokesman may also comment on these judgments at the weekly press briefing, which is broadcast live on Europe by Satellite with a summary in the Midday Express.
Last updated on 9.6.2017