Finding Case Law on a European Scale - Current Practice and Future Work

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems - JURIX 2008: The Twenty-First Annual Conference, Edited by Enrico Francesconi, Giovanni Sartor and Daniela Tiscornia

10 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2012

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Marc van Opijnen

Publications Office of the Netherlands

Date Written: October 1, 2008

Abstract

There is a growing awareness that the national judge plays a vital role in the European legal system, as is illustrated by the emergence of various initiatives for the cross-border access of national (EU-related) case law. Because these and various national systems all use their own identifiers, findability and citability are seriously hampered. This paper assesses current developments and tries to define a solution for remaining problems. A European Case Law Identifier and a central index are fundamental elements in this solution.

Keywords: legal informatics, case law identification, citation

Suggested Citation

van Opijnen, Marc, Finding Case Law on a European Scale - Current Practice and Future Work (October 1, 2008). Legal Knowledge and Information Systems - JURIX 2008: The Twenty-First Annual Conference, Edited by Enrico Francesconi, Giovanni Sartor and Daniela Tiscornia, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2046266

Marc Van Opijnen (Contact Author)

Publications Office of the Netherlands ( email )

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The Hague, 2595 AN
Netherlands

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