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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Oral Hearing: Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)

Alessandra Donati

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Hearings — International courts and tribunals, procedure

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 Oral hearings play a key role in the proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) (European Union, Court of Justice and General Court) and holding them is ‘a rule which has few exceptions’ (Rosas, 2014, 597). This is not the case in other international courts and tribunals (Hearings: International Courts and Tribunals), where the proceeding is often reduced to an exchange of written documents, to which the media and the general public may or may not have access (Public and Media Access to Courtrooms: International Courts and Tribunals)....
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