Judges and Advocates General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (1952-1972)

March 23, 2018

Drawing on archives assembled in the six founding member states of the European Union (Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), the new volume in the series “Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte” offers a new perspective on the ‘constitutionalisation process’ of the European treaties that were launched in the 1960s by the EU Court of Justice. By highlighting the professional and personal backgrounds of the first European judges and Advocates General, the author, a historian at Aix-Marseille University, studies the prevailing dynamics within the institution during its ‘revolutionary’ years and analyses the Court’s relationship with the member states of the European Communities. By means of a detailed study of the selection process of the members of the Court, this French-language monograph also provides new answers to the question of whether governments tried to put an end to its bold jurisprudence.

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