European Judicial Protection (6 ECTS)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr L.W. Gormley (coordinator)
When: Block 4
Brief course description: This course is the follow-up module to the main introduction to EU Law in Groningen and deals with the Union judicial system. It is taught as a class (rather than merely as a series of lectures), so active participation is required. It examines in detail the different legal procedures before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the General Court provided for in the EU, FEU and Euratom Treaties and the judicial cooperation with the courts and tribunals of the Member States. Module structure: I Institutional structure and status of the ECJ and the General Court and the relationship between them; II Authority of Judgments and application of national procedures and general principles of law; III Remedies before the European courts 1. Action against Member States for failure to comply with EU law 2. Action for annulment of Community acts 3. Action against failure to act 4. Exception for illegality 5. Contractual and non-contractual liability of the EU 6. Reforms in procedure before the ECJ and the General Court 7. The impact of the Charter; IV Actions before the courts and tribunals of the Member States 1. Reference for a preliminary ruling 2. State liability.
Teaching method: In-class discussions, lectures.
Assessment: Written exam.
*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.
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