Point 1-A-11 of the Practice Directions to Parties, which entered into force on 01/05/2008, requires summaries of applications to be made available on a special page of the Curia Website.
Under those Directions, all applications must be accompanied by a summary of the dispute, intended to facilitate the drafting of the notice provided for by Article 37(2) of the Rules of Procedure, which will be prepared by the Registry. It should be noted that the posting of the summary on the Curia Website is not taken into account in the calculation of the time limit for the submission of an application to intervene, pursuant to Article 109(1) of the Rules of Procedure.
- must not exceed two pages,
- must indicate clearly the case to which it relates, by identifying the parties,
- must be drafted in the language of the case (the language chosen for the application), and
- must also be sent in Word format to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The summary of the case will be available in full in the language of the case via a link on the “Summaries of pending cases” page of this site, and the page will give the number of the case, the names of the parties and the subject matter of the case as determined by the Registry, to enable interested parties to search.
However, the Registry reserves the right to amend the summary if its content is not appropriate.