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European Communities - Twenty-Fifth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 9 June 1998.


CONTENTS
Paragraph
PART 1 SUMMARY 1
The proposal 3
The enquiry 7
The Committee's conclusions 9
The structure of the Report 11
PART 2 FACTUAL BACKGROUND 13
The Establishment and Jurisdiction of the Court of First Instance 13
The Functioning of the Court of First Instance 18
The Single Judge Proposal 24
PART 3 JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PROPOSAL AND VIEWS OF WITNESSES 27
The Workload of the CFI 27
The Principle of the Single Judge 35
The Practical Effect of the Single Judge Proposal 52
The Implementation of the Single Judge Proposal 59
The cases eligible for delegation 59
Should all the parties have a right to object to delegation? 71
Alternatives to the Single Judge 75
PART 4 OPINION 84
The principle of the single Judge 86
The cases eligible for delegation 88
The right to object to delegation 93
Beyond the single Judge 95
Recommendation 99
Appendix 1—Membership of the Sub-Committee
Appendix 2—List of Witnesses
Appendix 3—Draft Amendments to Council Decision 88/591/ECSC, EEC, EURATOM of 24 October 1988
Appendix 4—Statistiques Generales des Travaux du Tribunal

NOTE: Pages of the Report and Appendices are numbered in bold type; pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text of the Report are as follows:

 (Q) refers to a question in oral evidence

 (p) refers to a page of the Report or Appendices or to a page of evidence


 
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