National Practices with Regard to the Accessibility of Court Documents

15-04-2013

This study examines national practices regarding access to court files. After presenting some national regimes giving the members of the public very broad access to court files, the study focuses on the accessibility of court files of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Finally, arguments in favour of greater access to the court files of the CJEU are analysed. Recommendations are developed on how to enable more comprehensive access by the general public to be achieved to the court files of the CJEU.

This study examines national practices regarding access to court files. After presenting some national regimes giving the members of the public very broad access to court files, the study focuses on the accessibility of court files of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Finally, arguments in favour of greater access to the court files of the CJEU are analysed. Recommendations are developed on how to enable more comprehensive access by the general public to be achieved to the court files of the CJEU.

Externý autor

Vesna NAGLIČ (Policy Department C -Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, DG IPOL, European Parliament)