Amendments 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No longer in force , Date of end of validity 31/12/2012 ; Repealed by 32012Q1106(01)
OJ L 162, 22.06.2011, p. 17-17 (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.: 32011Q0622(01)


  • Date of document: 24/05/2011

  • Date of effect: 01/07/2011 ; Entry into force See Art 2

  • Date of end of validity: 31/12/2012 ; Repealed by 32012Q1106(01)

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  • Author: Court of Justice of the European Union

  • Form: Rules of procedure

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Having regard to Article 63 of the Protocol on the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union,

Whereas certain provisions of the Rules of Procedure should be amended to allow the lodging and service of procedural documents by electronic means, without the need for those procedural steps to be confirmed by post or by the physical delivery of such documents,

With the Council’s approval given on 13 May 2011;


Article 1

The Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice of 19 June 1991, (1) last amended on 23 March 2010, (2) are hereby amended as follows:


In the first subparagraph of Article 79(2), the words ‘other than a judgment or order of the Court’ shall be replaced by the words ‘, including a judgment or order of the Court,’.


A third paragraph shall be added to Article 79, worded as follows:

‘The Court may by decision determine the criteria for a procedural document to be served by electronic means. That decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union .’

Article 2

These amendments to the Rules of Procedure, which are 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 month following that of their publication.

Luxembourg, 24 May 2011.

(1) OJ L 176, 4.7.1991, p. 7 , with corrigendum OJ L 383, 29.12.1992, p. 117 .

(2) OJ L 92, 13.4.2010, p. 12 .