DEC.NAT database

By | 6 April 2010

DEC.NAT is a free resource that contains some 20,300 references to decisions by national courts concerning Community law from 1959 up to the present day.  The Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union has created an interface that makes the data on national decisions held in the files of the Court of Justice of the European Union available to and searchable by the public.

The database contains references to and summaries of national case law concerning European Union law (with references to annotations and comments), which is sourced from the Research and Documentation Service of the Court of Justice of the European Union.  Data is available in French, and in English for decisions pre-dating 21 October 2008, and includes:

  • national references: names of parties, national provisions applied and relevant articles of doctrine;
  • international or European references, Community provisions applied (if any);
  • an analysis of the decision: keywords, i.e. a summary of the purpose of the decision;
  • in some cases, a fourth section with the preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice.

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