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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Action for Annulment: Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)

Fabrice Picod

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2021

Access to justice — Res judicata — Principle of legality — Individuals and non-state actors — Annulment — Privilege — Judicial review

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The action for annulment before the European Union (‘EU’) Courts (European Union, Court of Justice and General Court) is currently provided under Articles 263, 264, and 266 Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (‘TFEU’). This action is the primary approach to seeking judicial review of the legality of the acts of EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies. Other actions can also contribute to a review of the legality of such acts, but they have different aims: the action for failure to act under Article 265 TFEU is primarily intended to establish EU...
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