About System unalex
System unalex includes the unalex Case Collection with to date more than 12000 deliberately chosen decisions of EU Member State courts and the CJEU, accompanied by guiding principles; the unalex Compendia with systematic overviews of the cases assembled in the unalex Case Collection, structured by articles, with short explanations and summaries of principles on selected legal instruments; and to complete, specially subedited legislative texts and materials on Uniform Law.
System unalex is available in several languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish; further languages to come).
As a cornerstone of our information, System unalex is generally free of charge for all courts in the European Union!
For registration use our registration page.
The unalex Case Collection currently comprises more than 12000 fulltext judgments of EU Member State courts and the CJEU.
The unalex Case Collection offers various options to search for a judgment, e.g., by file number, legal instrument, systematic search, full text. Moreover, cases are stored in the unalex database with a specific “unalex-number”, consisting of the abbreviation of the State and a continuous number [example: “AT-122”]. These “unalex-numbers” are part of the particular unalex citation/ linking system used in all our products.
Our cases come with one or several case headnotes, prepared in multiple languages. A case headnote refers to a certain “rule of interpretation” applied by the court with regard to the interpretation of a European legal instrument. It is worded by reducing it to the essence of an interpretation. These headnotes are used in a concise way in the format of the unalex Compendium to offer the legal practice a structured overview of interpretation of instruments on International and Uniform Law.
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The unalex Compendium is a systematic overview of the cases assembled in the unalex Case Collection. It is organised in accordance with the legal instruments – EU Regulations and international conventions – and the articles within each legal instrument. In each article, the Compendium provides an overview of cases structured by topic.
The Compendium is a format which provides systematic access to the Case Collection by organising individual judgments according to arguments. Judgments’ full texts are accessible directly from the Compendia. In reverse, the interactive keywords in the judgments point towards the Compendia, where the broader background of thematically similar cases is listed.
unalex is regularly updated, thereby headnotes of judgments newly added to the Case Collection are incorporated into the Compendia and organised thematically. Consequently, the Compendia represent the respective current state of the cases available in the Case Collection. New Compendia are constantly added.
To complete, System unalex offers a collection of subedited legislative texts and materials on EU Regulations and international conventions. These texts come in a convenient pdf format.
Table of contents with keywords offer a quick overview and access.
The collection is, in particular in relation to international conventions, regularly updated.
The use of System unalex requires registration.
For detailed information on the registration process and prices see section unalex Service on our main page.
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Please note that courts of the EU Member States, if registered, can use the section System unalex free of charge.