Information on Working Arrangements during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 30 March 2020, the Court of Justice published an important message for parties to the proceedings with regard to its judicial activities during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to the information, judicial activity at the Court of Justice continues, with priority being given to urgent cases. While procedural time limits for instituting proceedings and for lodging appeals continue to run, time limits in ongoing non-urgent proceedings have been extended by one month. Time limits that are to be fixed by the registry shall also be extended by one month. Hearings that were scheduled up until 30 April 2020 have been adjourned until a later date can be arranged.

The General Court of the EU has adjourned all hearings until 3 April 2020, dealing only with particularly urgent cases. When possible, however, it is also endeavouring to continue dealing with other cases.The Courts recommend consulting the website of the Court of Justice of the EU for regular updates.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

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