Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 27 February 2018

Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses v Tribunal de Contas

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supremo Tribunal Administrativo

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Article 19(1) TEU — Legal remedies — Effective judicial protection — Judicial independence — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 47 — Reduction of remuneration in the national public administration — Budgetary austerity measures

Case C-64/16


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
06/04/2018 Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2018:117
27/02/2018 Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2018:117
27/02/2018 Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:395
18/05/2017 Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses
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Application (OJ)
15/04/2016 Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.03 Respective powers and obligations of the European Union and of the Member States
    1.03.03 Obligation of good faith
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.03 Respective powers and obligations of the European Union and of the Member States
    1.03.03 Obligation of good faith
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 05/02/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 18/05/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

27/02/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 142 from 23.04.2018, p.2

Application: OJ C 156 from 02.05.2016, p.23

Name of the parties

Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Indépendance des juges, Europe 2018 avril nº 4 p.11-12 (FR)
  2. Pereira Coutinho, Francisco: Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses: judicial independence and austerity measures at the Court of Justice, Quaderni costituzionali 2018 p.510-512 (EN, IT)
  3. Van den Eijnden, P.M.: AB 2018/220 - HvJ EU 27 februari 2018, C-64/16, Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses /Tribunal de Contas - Noot, Administratiefrechtelijke beslissingen ; Rechtspraak bestuursrecht 2018 nº 26 p.1387-1390 (NL)
  4. Bonelli, Matteo ; Claes, Monica: Judicial serendipity: how Portuguese judges came to the rescue of the Polish judiciary, European Constitutional Law Review 2018 Vol. 14 nº 3 p.622-643 (EN)
  5. Gremmelprez, Femke: Arrest Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses: een nieuwe dimensie aan de handhaving van het rechtsstaatsbeginsel in EU-lidstaten, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2018 p.470-474 (NL)
  6. Barcik, Jacek: Niezawisłość sędziowska jako wartość konstytucyjna Unii Europejskiej – glosa do wyroku Trybunału Sprawiedliwości z 27.02.2018 r., C-64/16, Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses, Europejski Przegląd Sądowy 2018 Vol. 5 p.23-29 (PL)
  7. Pech, Laurent ; Platon, Sébastien: Judicial independence under threat:The Court of Justice to the rescue in the ASJP case, Common Market Law Review 2018 p.1827-1854 (EN)
  8. Miglio, Alberto: Indipendenza del giudice, crisi dello stato di diritto e tutela giurisdizionale effettiva negli Stati membri dell’Unione europea, Diritti umani e diritto internazionale 2018 p.421-431 (IT)
  9. Miglio, Alberto: Indipendenza del giudice, crisi dello stato di diritto e tutela giurisdizionale effettiva negli Stati membri dell'Unione europea, Diritti umani e diritto internazionale 2018 Vol.12 N°2 p.421-431 (IT)
  10. Coutron, Laurent: Chronique de jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne (2018), Revue du droit public et de la science politique en France et à l'étranger 2019 N°5 p.1417-1434 (FR)
  11. García-Valdecasas Dorrego, María José: El Tribunal de Justicia, centinela de la independencia judicial desde la sentencia Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses (ASJP), Revista española de Derecho Europeo 2019 nº 72 p.75-96 (ES)
  12. Coutron, Laurent: Observations à l'arrêt du 27 février 2018, Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses contre Tribunal de Contas, affaire C-64/16, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2018. Décisions et commentaires 2019, p.237-246 (FR)
  13. Menzione, Serena: Case Note: Anything New under the Sun? An Exercise in Defence of the Reasoning of the CJEU in the ASJP Case, Review of European administrative law 2019 p. 219-236 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Supremo Tribunal Administrativo - Portugal

Subject-matter

  • Fundamental rights
  • - Charter of Fundamental Rights

Provisions of national law referred to

PT - Lei nº 75/2014, du 12.09.2014, art. 2

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Levits

Advocate General

Saugmandsgaard Øe

Language(s) of the Case

  • Portuguese

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French