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EU law has an impact on the lives of all EU citizens in many different ways. The workplace is just one example EU law has a say in how many days holiday you get, how long you can work in a week and your right to sick leave. Thanks to Court rulings, it is now

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In 2017 a record 1656 cases were brought before the Court of Justice and the General Court. The Court of Justice received no fewer than 739 cases of which 533 were references from national courts. With the court taking an average of 15.7 months to deliver judgment. The General Court dealt with 895 cases increasing

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We are all increasingly using online services in our daily lives, sharing news, our views, and photos with friends across the world. But these services bring their own challenges none greater than ensuring our privacy and our personal data are protected in a fast changing world. The Court of Justice has often been called upon

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Multilingualism is a key element of how the Court of Justice of the European Union works. Because being able to bring a case to court in a language that you understand and being able to read court judgments is a fundamental part of democracy and the rule of law. For that reason, cases can be

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Throughout its history, the Court of Justice of the European Union has upheld the equal treatment of men and women and enforced anti-discrimination rules to ensure that everyone is treated the same under the law. For example, in a landmark case in 1976 brought by a woman complaining about an airline’s compulsory retirement age of

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Through its decisions, the Court of Justice of the European Union has made EU law more effective, and strengthened the rights of citizens. In 1963, when asked by a Dutch court whether national courts could apply EU law themselves the Court of Justice replied that not only could they apply EU laws, but they were

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In order to ensure equal access to justice in the European Union, cases can be heard in any one of the 24 official languages Interpretation is thus an essential part of the court’s work, especially during hearings. Hearings are the opportunity for parties to present the key elements of their arguments and for the judges

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If you’ve been to a hearing at the Court you may have seen us in the booths. It is important that we listen to what is being said in the hearings but what’s most important is that we don’t translate word for word what we hear. Instead we have to really understand the ideas and

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par ces décisions la cour de justice de l'union européenne a rendu le droit de l'union plus efficace et à renforcer les droits des citoyens en 1963 lorsqu'une juridiction néerlandaise lui a demandé si les juridictions nationales pouvaient appliquer le droit de l'union elle-même la cour de justice a répondu que non seulement elle pouvait

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