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European Union Research Guide

This guide provides information on the European Union and how to navigate among EU documents.

How to Find Case Law

The Official Reporter

The official reporter for the European Court of Justice is the European Court Reports (ECR; also known as Reports of Cases Before the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance). Georgetown’s most convenient and current option for accessing the ECR is via HeinOnline. It is also available at the Library in print through 2010 at INTL KJE924.5 .C68.

Other Places to Find Full-Text Opinions

  • Common Market Law Reports INTL KJE925.5 .C85
    Selected cases published in each issue.
  • European Commercial Cases INTL KJE2044.6 .E8 (Georgetown has 1978–2013)
    Selected decisions that focus on commercial law.
  • European Community Cases (CEC) INTL KJE 6791.C51 (Georgetown has 1989–2013)
    Selected Court of Justice, Court of First Instance and Commission decisions since1989. See “Topical Index” in current volume for citation of opinion. Search for cases by name or case number using the “Index” tab.
  • European Union Law Reporter
    Cases for European Court of Justice and national courts. Search for cases by name under the “Finding Lists” tab. INTL KJE 6791.C5
  • Lexis: European Union Cases
    Lexis’ dedicated search page for EU cases.
  • Westlaw: European Union Cases
    Westlaw’s dedicated search page for EU cases. Includes Court of Justice cases since 1954 and Court of First Instance cases since 1989, and European Free Trade Association Court cases since 1994.
  • InfoCuria Case-law
    Official caselaw search tool of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Includes cases from the Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance, and the Civil Service Tribunal.