Citing the law

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Citing the law
Why do I need to cite?
Activity: When to cite?
Inserting footnotes
Example
Case law
Activity: Which report do I cite?
EU cases
ECHR cases
Example
Legislation
Welsh legislation
Scottish legislation
Northern Ireland legislation
EU legislation
Books
Edited books and encyclopedias
Journal articles
Electronic journal articles
Government publications
Hansard
Newspaper articles
Websites and blogs
Correspondence
Activity: Putting it all together
Bibliographies
FAQs and notes

Judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and General Court (GC)

Cite an EU case using the prefix ('Case C-' for the ECJ or 'Case T-' for the GC), case registration number then the name of the case in italics followed by the report citation.

Example:

Case T-344/99 Arne Mathisen AS v Council [2002] ECR II-2905

Case C-556/07 Commission v France [2009] OJ C102/8

Opinions of the Advocate General

When citing an opinion of an Advocate General, add a comma and the words 'Opinion of AG [name]' after the case citation.

Example:

Case C-411/05 Palacios de la Villa v Cortefiel Servicios SA [2007] ECR I-8531, Opinion of AG Mazák

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