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The European Court and Actions for Annulment: Data Set on Actions under Article 230, 1954-2006
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
Data set in excel format, see codebook.
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The European Court and National Courts: Data Set on Preliminary References in EC Law (Art. 234), 1961-2006
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
Data set in excel format, see codebook.
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The European Court and Enforcement Actions: Data Set on Infringement Proceedings (Art. 226), 1958-2005
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
Data set in excel format, see codebook.
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Litigating the Treaty of Rome: The European Court of Justice and Articles 226, 230, and 234
Thomas L. Brunell, Carol Harlow, Alec Stone Sweet
This paper provides an overview of litigation activity under Articles 226, 230, and 234 TEC, and an assessment of the European Court’s consequent impact on integration. It should be read in conjunction with the paper, “Note on the Data Sets: Litigating EU Law under the Treaty of Rome,” which describes the data that has been collected and suggests various ways in which these data might be used. When we compare what the ECJ does under Article 226, Article 230, and Article 234, we see that the ECJ actually presides over three quite distinctive systems. Each system has developed its own evolutionary dynamics, and each has impacted on European integration in different ways.
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The European Court and Actions for Annulment: Codebook for Data Set on Actions under Article 230, 1954-2006
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
The data set, which is made accessible here, contains the first 5,143 Art. 230 actions for annulment – applications for the judicial review of the legality of Community acts – filed with the European Court of Justice. Taken together, applicants invoked 11,973 separate claims involving one or more provisions of EC law (see the discussion of legal domains in Appendix C below). The last application in our dataset is case 535, filed in 2006. We believe that the data set is complete through 2006. The data set, available at this website, includes information on, among others, date, the target Member State, the legal domain or subject matter (e.g., competition, environmental protection, free movement of goods), and the official docket number given to the case by the European Court of Justice.
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The European Court and National Courts: Codebook for Data Set on Preliminary References in EC Law (Art. 234), 1961-2006
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
The data set, which is made accessible here, contains information on all of the Art. 234 preliminary references filed with the European Court since the first reference in 1961. The most recently collected data are complete through 2006. The data set, which we make accessible here, contains the first 5,424 references filed, which invoke 8,638 separate claims of EC law. The data set includes information on, among others, date, member state, court of referral, legal domain or subject matter (e.g., competition, environmental protection, free movement of goods), and the official European Court Reports citation.
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The European Court and Enforcement Actions: Codebook for Dataset on Infringement Proceedings (Art. 226), 1958-2005
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
This data set contains the first 2,647 Art. 226 infringement proceedings (enforcement actions) filed. In these, the European Commission raised 5,002 separate claims that Member States were in violation of one or more provisions of EC law (see the discussion of legal domains [matters] in Appendix C below). The last claim in our dataset is case 50 filed in 2006. The data set, available at this website, includes information on, among others, date, the target Member State, the legal domain or subject matter (e.g., competition, environmental protection, free movement of goods), and the official docket number given to the case by the European Court of Justice.
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Some Basic Statistical Summaries of the Data Sets on Infringement Proceedings (Art. 226) and on Preliminary References in EC Law (Art. 234), 1958-98
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
The document provides some basic statistical summaries of the data sets on Infringement Proceedings (Art. 226) and on Preliminary References in EC Law (Art. 234), 1958-98.
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Note on the Data Sets: Litigating EU Law under the Treaty of Rome
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
The NEWGOV Legal Task Force has compiled and made available, for free and open use, three data bases on litigating EU law under the Treaty of Rome. The data sets, and their re-spective codebooks, are on-line at this website. This note provides a summary of these data, and briefly discuss various purposes for which they might be used.
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The European Court and National Courts: Data Set on Preliminary References in EC Law (Art. 234), 1958-98
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
Data set in excel format, see codebook.
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The European Court and National Courts: Codebook on Preliminary References in EC Law (Art. 234), 1958-98
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
The data set, which is made accessible here, contains information on all of the Art. 234 preliminary references filed with the European Court since the first reference in 1961. The most recently collected data end, for most countries, in May or June of 1998. It contains the first 3,714 reference filed, which invoke 4,974 separate claims of EC law. The data set includes information on, among others, date, member state, court of referral, legal domain or subject matter (e.g., competition, environmental protection, free movement of goods), and the official European Court Reports citation. We are presently working to update the data through 2005.
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The European Court and Enforcement Actions: Data Set Infringement Proceedings (Art. 226), 1958-98
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
Data set in excel format, see codebook.
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The European Court and Enforcement Actions: Codebook on Infringement Proceedings (Art. 226), 1958-98
Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell
This data set contains the first 1,435 Art. 226 infringement proceedings (enforcement actions) filed. In these, the European Commission raised 2,804 separate claims that Member States were in violation of one or more provisions of EC law. The data set, available at this website, includes information on, among others, the date, the target Member State, the legal domain or subject matter (e.g., competition, environmental protection, free movement of goods), the official docket number given to the case by the European Court of Justice, whether the enforcement action led to a judgement of the Court, is still pending, or was removed from the docket.
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