10/12/2019 - - EJN
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Publication of joint report by Eurojust and the European Judicial Network that provides advice on where to turn

The Assessment of allocation of cases to Eurojust and to the European Judicial Network was published today on both the Eurojust and European Judicial Network websites.

The report was drafted to assist practitioners, Eurojust and the European Judicial Network (EJN) in assessing which institution should be allocated a particular case. The determination should be based on efficiency and the prevention of duplication of work. Complexity and urgency are key factors in deciding where to turn.

The report highlights recent experience, difficulties and best practice, and makes recommendations on which institution is best placed to assist in a specific case. The report shows that the assessment of whether a request should be dealt with by Eurojust or the EJN should be made on a case-by-case basis, taking into account first the complexity of the case, followed by its urgency, as the main criteria. Other factors include the special importance of the particular case, a certain level of service the practitioners wish to maintain, or simply because the support requested can be provided via a quick and easy reply.

Both Eurojust and the EJN highlight the importance of close contact between the Eurojust National Desks and the EJN contact points. Communication is crucial, and overall, the communication between Eurojust National Desks and the EJN contact points goes smoothly and works very well.

Related publications:

Assessment of allocation of cases to Eurojust and to the European Judicial Network
2018 Joint Paper on the EJN and Eurojust, What can we do for you?
National guidelines

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