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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.
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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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Talking about European Union Court of Justice activity, we will mention that the whole community legal order is based on the principles of direct effect and European law's priority over national law.
In a major diplomatic embarrassment for Pakistan, the International Court of Justice on Thursday stayed the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav till a final decision is taken.
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