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EUTHORITY

Euthority Project Page concerning domestic and supranational courts in the European Union legal system

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The EUTHORITY Project investigates patterns of conflict and cooperation between domestic and supranational courts in the European Union legal system. EUTHORITY is funded by a grant from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant 638154) and hosted by the KU Leuven Faculty of Law.

The aim of the Project is to document and identify the factors that determine the position of domestic peak courts--i.e. supreme and constitutional courts--towards EU law and legal integration. Towards that end, the investigators model strategic dynamics within the EU multi-level judiciary and undertake to collect and analyse data on the organizational structure, attitudes and decisions of peak courts across all EU-28 member states.
 
Data Collection
 
The Project involves the construction of several datasets. The JUDICIARY Dataset compiles information on peak courts and their organizational setup. Read more... 
 
The Domestic Judicial Response (DJR) Dataset codes the doctrinal content of domestic decisions on the relationship between EU law and domestic law. Read more...
 
We are also collecting and analysing Article 267 preliminary references. Read more...
 
Webscrapping and Text-Mining
 
While much of our data is manually coded by human coders. We are also experimenting with cheaper and faster methods to collect and analyse data using computer-based techniques such as webscrapping and text-mining. Read more...
 
Expert Survey: EU Law Barometer
 
We further seek to improve our understanding of the practices and attitudes of domestic peak courts by asking legal experts throughout the European Union to rate their courts. The EU Law Barometer (www.eulawbarometer.com) attempts to aggregate the opinions of hundreds of EU law experts in all 28 Member States. Read more....
 
 
 
 

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