Michaela Merz

EU Law – case law searching engine

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ejustice_logoIt has recently become possible to search online in over 4 million national and European decisions which have a European Case Law Identifier (ECLI).

The European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) is a human readable and computer processable code that can – in principle – be assigned to every judicial decision from every national or European court. Its aim is to facilitate unequivocal citation of judgments and to improve cross-border accessibility of case law.

Nine Member States of the European Union have already introduced ECLI numbers, nine other EU countries are working on it.

The ECLI search engine has been developed by the European Commission.

Building on ECLI (BO-ECLI) is a project involving sixteen partners from ten Member States (Italy, Greece, Croatia, Estonia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Romania) that aims to broaden the use of ECLI and to further improve the accessibility of case law.

Please find the links below for accessing this information (and detailed explanation) and enjoy your increased efficiency.

ECLI Search Engine

Building on ECLI

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