The Judicial Network of the European Union (Réseau judiciaire de l’Union européenne, ‘RJUE’) was created on the initiative of the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Presidents of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of the Member States on the occasion of the Meeting of Judges organised by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 27 March 2017 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome.
The discussions, inspired by a common interest in the strengthening of judicial cooperation in Europe at the service of high-quality justice, led, as early as January 2018, to the creation of a secure exchange platform for member courts of the RJUE, the first specific manifestation of that cooperation. In view of the considerable interest of the information provided via this platform for the development and consistency of EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the participating courts have chosen, in a second step, to share all non-confidential documents with the general public by opening an area dedicated to the RJUE on the Curia website.
The main objective of this area is to share and centralise information and documents relevant to the application, dissemination and study of EU law, as interpreted and applied not only by the Court of Justice of the European Union but also by national courts and tribunals. It also aims to promote mutual knowledge and understanding of the laws and systems of the Member States from a comparative law perspective that can facilitate consideration of the legal traditions of each Member State.
To this end, the RJUE area provides:
direct access to preliminary rulings (by means of pre-defined search criteria in the search engine) and, in particular, an opportunity to consult references for a preliminary ruling submitted from 1 July 2018, in the language of the case, but also in all available languages;
an opportunity to consult decisions of national courts and tribunals which have been selected by the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of the Member States because of their interest for EU law;
an opportunity to consult various documents of a scientific or educational nature, resulting from research or monitoring work carried out by the member courts of the RJUE, whether these are notes or studies, fact sheets on case-law concerning EU law or legal monitoring tools.
Access to the non-public platform of the RJUE [access limited to member courts]