Analysis: “The General Court versus the Court of Justice of the EU. A comment on Dehousse/Court of Justice of the EU (T-433/17)” by Daniel Sarmiento
The distribution of tasks within the Court of Justice of the EU can create peculiar outcomes. The judgment of the General Court in Dehousse/CJEU is one of them.
Last Friday, the General Court ruled on Franklin Dehousse’s request of access to documents, first made as a sitting judge, and subsequently as a former judge. The request was based on the research judge Dehousse was undertaking on the governance of the Court. He asked for all kinds of documents, including data about the use of chauffeurs by the judges of the Court, the appointment of special counsellors, the implementation of efficiency measures for dealing with the workload of the Court and, last but not least, the correspondence and all communications of President Skouri