The Caselex system covers the period from 2000
up until today.
are currently [February 2011] around 7500 cases in the data bank
relating to the following areas of law:
- Company Law
- Competition Law
- Consumer Protection Law
- Employment Law
- Environmental Law
- Freedom of Movement Law
- ICT and Media Law, including e-commerce and electronic communications
- Intellectual Property Law
- Public Procurement Law
- Social Security Law
- Private International Law
- European Administrative Law
document in the data bank is represented by the original text of the
case, enriched by a headnote, a summary in the native language of the
case, a classification based on the Caselex thesaurus and by
referrals to the European and national legislation and case law cited
in the case. Headnotes and summaries are also given in English
because it is the vehicular
language chosen to aid users in searching the system.
access is diversified by the use of different browsing methods and
simple and advanced search masks; there are many search channels: by
country, date, parties, area of law, classification table, cited
European and national regulations.
objective of the project was to market the service to European users.
With this in mind, a public-private consortium composed of
publishers who would verify the interest of users within their
countries of competence was established within the ambit of the
has been assigned to:
sarl, for Benelux http://www.caselex.com/ (this company has also been
responsible for editorial coordination)
Vlex, for Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries http://vlex.com/
for English-speaking countries http://www.justis.com/
for the Baltic Republics http://www.leksinova.lt/
APIS, for Bulgaria www.apis.bg
service has aroused great interest especially among lawyers. In some
countries (for example, Holland and Lithuania), the service is
consulted by members of the High Courts and used by universities.
Italy, the service is distributed by Giuffrè.
and administrative coordination of the project has been carried out
by Roberta Nannucci on behalf of ITTIG. ITTIG not only took an
organisational role in the project but also performed numerous other
tasks thereby making a significant contribution to its success, as
acknowledged by the European Commission through its evaluators who
expressed their approval during the reviews to which the project was
submitted to as it progressed.