Amendment to the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice

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No longer in force , Date of end of validity 31/12/2012
OJ L 024, 28.01.2009, p. 8-8 (BG, CS, DA, DE, EL, EN, ES, ET, FI, FR, HU, IT, LT, LV, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, SV)
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  • Celex-Nr.: 32009Q0128(01)


  • Date of document: 13/01/2009

  • Date of effect: 01/03/2009 ; Entry into force See Art 2

  • Date of end of validity: 31/12/2012 ; Implicitly repealed by 32012Q1106(01)

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  • Author: Court of Justice of the European Union

  • Form: Rules of procedure

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Whereas it is necessary to clarify the number of ballots that may be held for the election of the President of the Court of Justice and the election of the Presidents of Chambers,

With the Council’s approval given on 27 November 2008,


Article 1

The Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice of the European Communities (1) are hereby amended as follows:

Article 7(3) shall be replaced by the following:

‘The elections provided for in this Article shall be by secret ballot. The Judge obtaining the votes of more than half the Judges composing the Court shall be elected. If no Judge obtains that majority, further ballots shall be held until that majority is attained.’

Article 2

This amendment to the Rules of Procedure, which is authentic in the languages referred to in Article 29(1) of these Rules, shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following its publication.

Done at Luxembourg, 13 January 2009.

(1) OJ L 176, 4.7.1991, p. 7 .