The numbering of case-law notices (sector 6) has changed. All existing and new notices are numbered using new double codes presented in the table below, the first letter for the jurisdiction, the second one for the type of document. The reason for this operation is double:
(1) The Court created two new document types, ‘Decisions’ and ‘Views’. In the past these were treated as ‘Orders’ and ‘Opinions’, but now, they get their own type of Celex numbers.
(2) The Court aims to organise the Celex numbers for case-law better and to attribute them in a more logical way. As a result, it is easier to:
- construct Celex numbers in sector 6 - an act (Judgement, Order, Opinions, etc.) will always have the same letter independent of the jurisdiction,
- find all documents linked to a specific case.
You will still be able to:
- retrieve the already published EU case-law by its old Celex number, that must not contain wildcards (example the sign *). Searches on Celex numbers containing wildcards can be performed only on the new Celex numbers
- continue using your saved links,
- continue using your existing LexAlert settings.
The tables below set out in detail how Celex numbers for case-law are constructed.