Reading suggestion #7: The ECJ has new Rules of Procedure

Last week (on 1 November) the new Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice entered into force. The complete document, composed of 210 articles, is available here. In an official press release published on 3 October the Court explains that new Rules were needed primarily in order to adapt to the changes in its caseload, namely the increasing proportion of preliminary references that today outnumber direct actions (accounting for more than 60% of the Court’s caseload). A second key objective relates to the Court’s intention to deal with cases more swiftly and efficiently. Therefore, among others, the preconditions for the adoption of a reasoned order have been relaxed.

For a more detailed presentation of the new Rules of Procedure see a post of Agne Limante on the KSLR EU Law Blog.

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