General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introduction To EU Procedural Law (Judicial Protection in the EU)
Language English
Module lecturer dr Katarzyna Szczepańska LL.M.
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adjunct (assistant professor)
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 20
USOS code 10-IEUPL-w-Erasm


Tometable to be anounced at the beginning of semester.

Module aim (aims)

- providing students with basic knowledge on the introductory aspects of the European Union procedural law (tools and methods of judicial protection in the EU)

- system of the organisation of the Union Courts, types of actions, basic rules of the procedure before the Union Courts

- overview of the remedies organised under EU law to ensure enforcement of EU law and to provide protection against unlawful EU acts

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

- knowledge of European Union law, civil law

- skills in reading and understanding legal acts and judgements

- knowledge of civil procedural law (recommended not obligatory)

- reasonable command of English


Week 1           Introduction: EU Procedural Law versus EU Substantive Law

Week 2           The system of judicial protection in the European Union – overview

Week 3           The judicial organisation in the European Union – overview

Week 4           The Court of Justice and The General Court - differences, similarities

Week 5           Enforcement of the Union Law – the preliminary ruling – part 1

Week 6           Enforcement of the Union Law – the preliminary ruling – part 2

Week 7           Enforcement of the Union Law – action for infringement of Union Law

Week 8           Protection against the actions of the Institutions – action for annulement

Week 9           Direct actions

Week 10         Exam and summary

Reading list

K. Lenaerts, J.T. Nowak, K. Gutman, EU Procedural law, newest edition 2023, OUP

case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union:

consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union and of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

K. Lenaerts, Interlocking legal orders in the European Union and Comparative Law, (2003) I.C.L.Q. 873-906

R. Barents, The Court of Justies after the Treaty of Lisbon, (2010) C.M.L. Rev. 709-28.

V. Skouris, The Court of Justice of the European Union: A Judiciary in a Constant State of Transformation, [in:] E. Cardonnel, A. Rosas, N. Wahl (eds.), Constitutionalising The EU Judicial System. Essays in Honour of Pernilla Lindh, Oxford and Portland, Hart Publishing, 2012, 3-13.