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European Court of Justice

The supreme court of the European Union. It was established in 1952, predating the foundation of the EU by several decades. It has jurisdiction over EU law, but not over the national laws of member states. It consists of one judge per member state, though the full court meets rarely and decisions are made generally by a panel of judges.

European Court of Justice

the EUROPEAN UNION court which is responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT which are binding upon the citizens of member states of the European Union. The European Court often interecedes to overrule judgements made by the courts of member states or modify national laws.
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Given that each member state has its own legal system and language, the Court of Justice of the European Union adheres to true multilingualism.
The European Court of Justice is the highest court in the European Union in matters of European Union law.
The parties will now propose to the UK High Court of Justice the precise formulation of the questions to be referred to the ECJ for further guidance.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Britain must allow homosexuals into its military, while the European Court of Justice ordered Germany to end its ban on women bearing arms in the military.
By the time the European Court of Justice finally delivers its verdict, matters frequently have been overtaken by factual developments.
In a recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, a United Nations (UN) official has been allowed to sue The Washington Post for libel even though the case does not involve any Canadian interests.
The International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in March that the United States violated the rights of fifty-one Mexicans on death row in U.
THE CASELOAD of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has continued to increase, with the institutions 2003 annual report saying that there were 561 new cases brought to the European Court of Justice last year and 466 to its sister Court of First Instance.
THE EUROPEAN Commission is threatening Germany with legal action at the European Court of Justice because it claims labour protection laws, designed to soften the effect of liberalising the country's ground-handling services, go against EU legislation.
The European Court of Justice ruled in December last year that France was breaking the law and it has since failed to lift the ban.
In the short run, instead of engaging bin Laden and his associates militarily, the United States should capture and put them on trial before the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
If we lost at appeal, we'd have no alternative but to go to the European Court of Justice.