A New Look at the Role and Impact of Advocates-General - Collectively and Individually

25 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2006

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Cyril Ritter

European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition

Abstract

Part 1 is a short introduction to the topic. Part 2 recalls the rules and customs governing the office of Advocate-General. Part 3 examines the practical role and impact of Advocates-General and the legal value and usefulness of their opinions. Part 4 contains some statistics on individual Advocates-General as well as possible interpretations and explanations for these statistics. Part 5 concludes.

Keywords: European Court of Justice, Court of Justice, ECJ, EC law, EU law, Advocate-General, Advocates-General

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40, K41, K49

Suggested Citation

Ritter, Cyril, A New Look at the Role and Impact of Advocates-General - Collectively and Individually. Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 12, No. 3, Summer 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892970

Cyril Ritter (Contact Author)

European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition ( email )

Rue de la Loi 200
Brussels, B-1049
Belgium

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