European Union Civil Service Tribunal

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Civil Service Tribunal
Established 2005
Dissolved 2016
Country European Union
Location Luxembourg
Decisions are appealed to General Court
No. of positions 7
Website official website
Currently Sean Van Raepenbusch
Since 2011
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The European Union Civil Service Tribunal was a specialised court within the Court of Justice of the European Union. It was established on 2 December 2005. It ceased to exist on 1 September 2016.[1]

Legal basis[edit]

The Treaty of Nice provides for the creation of judicial panels in certain specific areas. This provision is later amended and codified in Article 257 ("specialised courts") of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by the Treaty of Lisbon:[2]

The European Parliament and the Council, acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, may establish specialised courts attached to the General Court to hear and determine at first instance certain classes of action or proceeding brought in specific areas. The European Parliament and the Council shall act by means of regulations either on a proposal from the Commission after consultation of the Court of Justice or at the request of the Court of Justice after consultation of the Commission. [...]

The Council of the European Union on 2 November 2004, adopted on that basis a decision establishing the European Union Civil Service Tribunal.[3] The new specialised court, composed of seven judges, was called upon to adjudicate in disputes between the European Union and its civil service, a jurisdiction until 2005 was exercised by the General Court. Its decisions was subject to appeal on questions of law only to the General Court and, in exceptional cases, to review by the European Court of Justice. It was established on 2 December 2005. It was dissolved on 1 September 2016.[1]

Presidents of the Civil Service Tribunal[edit]

Year Presidents of the Civil Service Tribunal
2005–2011 United Kingdom Paul J. Mahoney
2011–2016 Belgium Sean Van Raepenbusch

Current judges on the Civil Service Tribunal[edit]

Judge since Member state Members of the Civil Service Tribunal
2011 Belgium Sean Van Raepenbusch
2011 Italy Ezio Perillo
2011 Netherlands René Barents
2011 Ireland Kieran Bradley
2013 Denmark Jesper Svenningsen
2016 Portugal João Sant'Anna
2016 Bulgaria Alexander Kornezov



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