In order to use e-Curia, a request to open an account must be submitted in accordance with the steps set out below. The steps for opening an account vary depending on whether the user selects the standard procedure or the special procedure. The standard procedure is used to open an account in order to exchange procedural documents with the Court of Justice or the General Court. The special procedure, which applies to urgent situations, allows an account to be opened provisionally for the lodging of procedural documents with the General Court only.

Standard procedure

Under the standard procedure you may request an account for the exchange of procedural documents with the Court of Justice or the General Court. This request may be made by a representative of a party (‘representative’ account) or, in the context of a request for a preliminary ruling before the Court of Justice, a person acting on behalf of a court of a Member State (‘court’ account) or a person authorised by virtue of national procedural rules to represent a party before the courts of his State (‘authorised person’ account).

Please note that it will take several days to process your request. You will receive an email informing you of the progress of your request.

Special procedure

(General Court only)

If you have not taken the steps required to open an account under the standard procedure in good time before the expiry of a time limit for lodging a procedural document with the General Court, it is possible for you to open an account on a provisional basis in order to lodge that document under the special procedure.

This procedure is reserved for persons authorised to represent a party before the General Court, in accordance with Article 19 of the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union.