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European Union Research Guide: Case Law

European Union Case Law

European Union Court Reports are reports of case law published by the Court of Justice, the General Court, and the European Union Civil Service Tribunal. The Court Reports are published in all official languages of the European Union.

On this page you will find general sources of EU case law and resources for finding the official publications of particular judicial bodies.

General Sources


EUR-Lex provides access to EU case law in a variety of different methods--browsing, keyword search, and advance search.

Since 1 January 2012 and 1 January 2010 respectively, the General Reports and the Reports of Staff Cases are published only in digital format which is the only one to have official status. For all previous publications, however, the printed version is official. EUR-Lex provides direct access to these digital reports.

Curia: Court of Justice of the European Union

The official webpage of the Court of Justice of the European Union provides access to the online Reports of Cases.

European Current Law

European Current Law's monthly digest includes a succinct description of case law developments.

Westlaw and Lexis Advance

MLaw students can access unofficial versions of EU case law through these commercial databases.

Pinpointing Case Law

If your citation is to:  Use this resource:
 E.C.R.  Reports of Cases before the Court of Justice and the General Court 
 E.C.R.-S.C.  Reports of European Community Staff Cases
 C.M.L.R.  Common Market Law Reports
 CEC or Common Mkt. Rep.    European Union Law Reporter

National Case Law

EUR-Lex also provides access to case law that concerns EU law from EU countries, EFTA, the European Court of Human Rights, and a handful of non-EU countries.