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Glossary of summaries
COURT OF JUSTICE
The Court of Justice, together with the General Court, forms the Court of Justice of the European Union whose aim is to ensure the uniform interpretation of EU law and that EU countries and institutions respect the law.
The Court is responsible for dealing with:
The Court is composed of 28 judges (1 from each EU country) and 11 advocates-general, who present opinions on cases brought before the Court. They are appointed by common accord of EU countries for 6 years.