DOPVPM10 Analysis of the Court of Justice of the EU case law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. JUDr. Jiří Valdhans, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Jiří Valdhans, Ph.D.
Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The case law of the European Court of Justice represents an essential interpretative source of private international law in the EU Member States. It serves both for the unification of the interpretation of EU acts of private international law and for the qualifications. In relation with qualifications it substitutes for the non-existent substantive EU law on private relations, which would otherwise logically follow existing legislation in the area of ​​private international law. The aim of the course is to analyze the main case law of the CJEU, which determine the basic parameters of the key institutes of private international law, and to analyze the case law of crucial importance for individual students in terms of their research area. Each of them focus on another area of ​​private international law. Analysis of selected case law will enable the student to better understand the areas of EU private international law he/she concentraces on. At the same time, new case law will be analyzed, as a significant amount is issued every year due to the expanding scope of EU private international law.
Learning outcomes
Students will perceive the case law of the CJEU on three levels relevant to each student. Firstly, at the level of basic, fundamental parameters of determining judicature, secondly at the level of case-law relevant to the field of their research, and last but not least at the level of the latest case-law.
  • I. definition of "decision" II. recognition III. enforcement
  • Ulrich Magnus, Peter Mankowski, European Commentaries on Private International Law. ESPIL. Brussels Ibis Regulation - Commentary. Vol. I. (Köln: Verlag Otto Schmidt, 2016)
  • Jiří Heyer, Výkon cizozemských rozsudků, Zprávy advokacie, 112 (1963)
  • Rozehnalová, Naděžda, Drličková, Klára et. al., Czech Private International Law. Publications of the Masaryk University, theoretical series, edition Scientia, Brno: Masaryk University, 2015
  • Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law, p. 613 (14th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Ralf Michaels, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, p. 2 (Heidelberg: Oxford university Press, 2009)
  • Pauknerová, Monika, Rozehnalová, Naděžda, Zavadilová, Marta et. al., Zákon o mezinárodním právu soukromém. Komentář, Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2013, 928 pp
  • Vilém Steiner, Některé teoretické koncepce řešení otázky uznání a výkonu cizího rozhodnutí, Časopis pro mezinárodní právo, 241 (1970)
  • Milan Černohubý, Uznání a výkon cizích rozhodnutí v ČSSR, Socialistická zákonnost, 141 (1967)
  • VAŠKE, Viktor. Uznání a výkon cizích rozhodnutí v České republice. 1. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2007. xiv, 477. ISBN 9788071796145. info
Teaching methods
teoretická příprava, diskuze
Assessment methods
Discussion on the topics chosen at the beginning of the semester realized after studying the literature and case law.
Language of instruction
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