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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

CJEU launches brand-new, teen-friendly mobile app!

How lovely is the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), always in step with the times! Besides providing a terrific amount of high-tech decisions in all fields (including IP), EU law enthusiasts' favourite Court has just launched a brand-new mobile application [here on Google Play, and here on iTunes] to allow its fans
"to stay up-to-date on the work of the Court of Justice of the European Union. 
It provides easy access to the latest decisions of the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal (including judgments, Opinions and orders), as well as the latest press releases. Also included is the Court’s diary, providing details of hearings, judgments and Opinions for the coming weeks. 
For those who need to delve deeper, a search facility provides simple access to the whole of the Court’s case law. Searches can be carried out by case number, party name, date and a free text search."
This Kat gave it a first try this morning and liked it a lot. It's easy to use and very-well designed. The case law section shows and allows to read the latest decisions. So does the "press release" section with [guess what?] press releases -- which are also accompanied  by a useful summary.

'OMG, it's over', Melchior thinks.
The Search section is identical to the advanced search page on the Curia website -- but it's now on your mobile, so great! The nicest bit of the app, though, is the section that lists all the CJEU's forthcoming activities [hearings, Advocate Generals' opinions, and judgments], letting users to save them on their own calendar as personal events. The section is named "Diary", not "calendar", to attract a younger audience.

According to unverified rumours, the next versions of the app will also include a  [Snap]chat tool to get in touch with CJEU Judges and Advocates Generals and let them know how much you agree or disagree with their views [Hey Melchior, <3 ur take on linking! xoxoxoxo]. Also, users will be able to express their support for one party or the other of proceedings by "liking" the name of plaintiff or defendant. "This modern amicus curiae is a further, concrete demonstration of the EU's intention to take people's opinion in the highest consideration", EU Commission Vice-President Ansip would have declared.

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