European Union Civil Service Tribunal

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Civil Service Tribunal
Established 2005
Country European Union
Location Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Decisions are appealed to General Court
Number of positions 7
Website official website
Currently Sean Van Raepenbusch
Since 2011
European Union
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The European Union Civil Service Tribunal is a specialised court within the Court of Justice of the European Union. It was established on 2 December 2005.

Legal basis

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:[1]

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.[2] The new specialised court, composed of seven judges, is 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 will be subject to appeal on questions of law only to the General Court and, in exceptional cases, to review by the European Court of Justice.

Presidents of the Civil Service Tribunal

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


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