Thu. May 26th, 2022

Luxembourg, 22 April 2022

In order to facilitate the public’s access to its judicial activity, the Court of Justice of the European Union will offer a streaming service with effect from 26 April.

The delivery of judgments of the Court of Justice and the reading of Advocate Generals’ opinions will be broadcast live on its website. That broadcast, which at this stage will only include cases assigned to the Grand Chamber, will be made from the start of hearings for the delivery of judgments, in accordance with the timetable provided in the judicial calendar.

The hearings in cases assigned to the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice will also, in principle, be the subject of a later broadcast for a pilot period of 6 months. It will be possible to view the hearings either on the same day from 14.30pm (for hearings that took place that morning), or the following day from 9.30am (for hearings that are held in the afternoon), but it will not be possible to consult them subsequently.

These broadcasts are designed so as to allow citizens to follow hearings under the same conditions as if they were physically present. Viewers will therefore benefit from the simultaneous interpretation of the pleadings in the languages necessary for the proper conduct of the hearing.