Online Publication of Court Decisions in Europe

Legal Information Management, 17 (2017), pp. 136–145; doi:10.1017/S1472669617000299

Posted: 18 Dec 2017

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Marc van Opijnen

Publications Office of the Netherlands

Ginevra Peruginelli

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - ITTIG-CNR Institute of Legal Information Theory and Technique

Eleni Kefali

European Public Law Organisation

Monica Palmirani

University of Bologna - CIRSFID

Date Written: October 16, 2017

Abstract

Although nowadays most courts publish decisions on the internet, substantial differences exist between European countries regarding such publication. These differences not only pertain to the extent with which judgments are published and anonymised, but also to their metadata, searchability and reusability. This article contains a synthesis of a comprehensive comparative study on the publication of court decisions within all Member States of the European Union (http://ssrn.com/abstract=3088495). Specific attention is paid on the legal and policy frameworks governing case law publication, actual practices, data protection issues, Open Data policies as well as the state of play regarding the implementation of the European Case Law Identifier.

Keywords: Court Decisions, Electronic Publishing, Data Protection, Open Data, European Union, ECLI

JEL Classification: K10, K40

Suggested Citation

van Opijnen, Marc and Peruginelli, Ginevra and Kefali, Eleni and Palmirani, Monica, Online Publication of Court Decisions in Europe (October 16, 2017). Legal Information Management, 17 (2017), pp. 136–145; doi:10.1017/S1472669617000299. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3088448

Marc Van Opijnen (Contact Author)

Publications Office of the Netherlands ( email )

Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 52
The Hague, 2595 AN
Netherlands

Ginevra Peruginelli

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - ITTIG-CNR Institute of Legal Information Theory and Technique ( email )

Florence
Italy

Eleni Kefali

European Public Law Organisation ( email )

16 Achaiou Str.
Athens, GR-10675
Greece

Monica Palmirani

University of Bologna - CIRSFID ( email )

via Galliera 3
Bologna, BO 40121
Italy

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