Searching References to Secondary EU Legislation

Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2010), Edited by Satoshi Tojo. Tokyo, 2010

12 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2012

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Marc van Opijnen

Publications Office of the Netherlands

Date Written: September 16, 2010

Abstract

At the national level numerous judgments are referring to secondary EU legislative instruments, like directives and regulations. When searching for these citations however the user is confronted with low recall and precision, due to inconsistent citation practices and poorly configured search engines. After an in-depth analysis of these causes this paper describes a language- and platform neutral solution. A critical note is added on EU legislative custom and the EUR-Lex standard for referencing elements of secondary EU legislation.

Keywords: Structuring legal documents, EU legislation, case law search

Suggested Citation

van Opijnen, Marc, Searching References to Secondary EU Legislation (September 16, 2010). Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2010), Edited by Satoshi Tojo. Tokyo, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2046255

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