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Laurent Pech: The European Court of Justice’s Jurisdiction Over National Judiciary Related Measures

The study of our Senior Research Fellow Laurent Pech, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the AFCO Committee, focuses on the scope of the CJEU’s jurisdiction over national measures relating to the organization of national judiciaries.

After providing an overview of the legal framework post Lisbon Treaty, the study offers a chronological outline and a transversal assessment of the CJEU’s case law relating to the second subparagraph of Article 19(1) TEU. Five years after the CJEU’s seminal judgment in Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portuguese, this Treaty provision has become the main vehicle through which national measures have been brought to the CJEU’s attention, primarily via national requests for a preliminary ruling.

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