In this section we cover the most commonly asked questions with regards to each target audienceâ€™s involvement with ECLI.
For Court Administrations:
- Who decides on introducing ECLI?In the Council Conclusions it has been decided a â€˜national ECLI co-ordinatorâ€™ should be appointed. Since there are many differences between the EU Member States regarding the way case law publication and dissemination is organized, it is left to the Member States to appoint this ECLI co-ordinator. In some countries it is a Council for the Judiciary or a specific court, in other it is the ministry of Justice or another ministry.
- Why should we assign ECLIâ€™s to our judgments?Assigning an ECLI to your judgments improves the searchability, findability and citability of your jurisprudence.
- Why should I connect to the ECLI Search Engine?When you connect to the ECLI Search Engine your decisions will be more easily to be found for people abroad; interesting or important cases might render more international attention.
- What about multilinguality?Judgments will not (yet) be automatically translated when indexed by the ECLI Search Engine of the European e-Justice Portal. But â€“ by using the ECLI â€“ full translations, (translated) summaries and other metadata will be displayed alongside the original version. Hence, your jurisprudence will have more international exposure and will be taken into account in comparative law research studies.