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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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The European Union is an organisation based on the rule of law. And the Court of Justice protects the rights you have under that EU law. So, if an EU institution takes a decision that affects your interests… …you can challenge that decision directly before the General Court, one of the two courts that make

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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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The European Union is an organisation based on the rule of law. This means that the countries and institutions that make up the EU must abide by the rules they collectively agree upon. But when they can’t agree as to what those rules mean, or whether the rules have been respected, who decides? In all

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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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Ensuring that EU law is respected throughout the EU is the job of the Court of Justice of the European Union. But how does it do this? This one institution actually has two distinct courts. The Court of Justice, which is the higher court… …and the General Court. The higher court, the Court of Justice,

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