European Court of Justice

Supreme court in the European Union, part of the Court of Justice of the European Union

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European Court of Justice: Supreme court in the European Union, part of the Court of Justice of the European Union
The Court of Justice, informally known as the European Court of Justice (ECJ), is the supreme court of the European Union in matters of European Union law, and is considered by many 'the most powerful and influential international court that is realistically possible'. As a part of the Court of Justice of the European Union, it is tasked with interpreting EU law and ensuring its equal application across all EU member states under Article 263 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).


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