Effective management of court of justice of European Union : critical analysis of recent reforms in the CJEU
Ervasti, Noora (2017)
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European Court of Justice (CJEU) has a unique role in Europe’s integration process and its standings as well as rulings have brought important consequences for the daily life of European Union’s citizens. When studying international courts and their political power, it can be said that the European Court of Justice is about the most powerful and influential international court that is realistically possible. Little is anyway known what is happening inside the Court. How the Court is functioning and managed? The aim of this study was to make a comprehensive review of the function and management the CJEU concentrating on recent reforms carried out in the General Court (GC) and by analyzing their impact. Especially the efficiency was observed by analyzing, how the reforms executed the set targets; proceeding time reduction, reduction of case backlog as well as the effect on cases handled per year. Also, the monetary impact was analyzed. The statistical data that was observed for this evaluation research, was collected during the years 2011-2016. According to the findings, none of the targets were properly met with the selected approach by appointing more judges in to the General Court. At the same time, the budget was heavily increasing. To be able to execute the reforms with more effective manner, the dynamic framework for a flexible and cost-efficient Court reform is presented. Truly dynamic change process, in a way illustrated in the framework, should lead to drastic improvement in flexibility towards the change and in the efficiency.
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