The Court of Justice of the European Union
A Arnull & D Chalmers (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of European Union Law (Oxford University Press, 2015) 153 - 177
25 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2014 Last revised: 1 Apr 2015
Date Written: June 1, 2014
This chapter provides a concise introduction into the institution of the Court of Justice of the European Union in a diachronic perspective. It deals with the structure of the Union courts located in Luxembourg; basic information about the type of judicial business the Court of Justice carries out; the composition of the Court of Justice, including the recent changes made to the way in which judges and advocates-general are selected; the often discussed style and structure of the judgments; and, finally, the even more frequently discussed and recurring question of the legitimacy of the Court of Justice.
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