Date: Friday, 29th May, 2009
Time: 8:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Venue: East No. 2 Hall, Room 2201, at Hitotsubashi University
Moderator: Prof. Kyoji Kawasaki (Graduate School of Law)
I. Some preliminary remarks: Nature and Construction of the European Union
I.1. Main features of the European Union
I.2. The legal system of the EC
I.3. The Application of EC Law
II. Organisation of the judicial institutions (ECJ, CFI, EU Civil Service Tribunal)
II.1. Composition and Organisation of the ECJ
II.2. Composition and Organisation of the CFI
II.3. The EU Civil Service Tribunal
III. The competencies of the ECJ
III.1. "Ensure that the law is observed"
III.2. Outline of the competencies of the ECJ
IV. The procedure on preliminary rulings
IV.1. The questions that can be referred
IV.1.1. Interpretation of Community law
IV.1.2. Validity of acts of institutions of the EC
IV.2. The courts and Tribunals that can make a referral
IV.3. Consequences of the referral of a question on the national procedure
IV.4. The decision of the ECJ and its effects
V. Some statistics
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