Digest of the case-law
The Répertoire de jurisprudence (Digest of case-law) is a systematic collection of the summaries of judgments and orders of the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal delivered or made since they commenced their activities.
The classification scheme, initially subdivided into eight parts, for the period 1954 to 2009, has been reworked following the changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon into a plan in nine parts, for the case-law as from 2010. References between the two classification schemes make it easy to move from one to the other.
The summaries contain the essential points of law stated in the decision in question, based as closely as possible on the actual wording of that decision. Associated with each summary is: a series of keywords which reflects, systematically and telegraphically, the content of the point considered, a classification code corresponding to the field concerned and the reference to the paragraphs of the decision which were used to create the summary.
Under the same classification code, the summaries are classified in the chronological order of the decisions on which they are based. However, if they include a series of keywords identical in every respect to a pre-existing series, the text itself of the summary will be attached to that series irrespective of its date. Similarly, if the series of keywords and the text of the summary are identical in every respect to a pre-existing set, only publication details and relevant paragraph numbers will be added below the existing summary.