Lawi ECLI Metadata

ECLI metadata and Lawi descriptive fields

Descriptive fields

  • dcterms: identifier: A URL where this instance document, or information thereon, can be found. This may be in the form of a web- based resolver together with the ECLI, or any other URL. URL of the Encyclopedia of Law URI server of the expression with CELEX URI of the notice. For example,
  • dcterms: isVersionOf: The form of this element must be an ECLI. The ECLI number of the decision.
  • dcterms: creator: The full name of the court. The name of a chamber or division may be included.
  • dcterms: coverage:(i) The country in which the court or tribunal is seated. (ii) It may also contain a part of a (federal) state to specify the territorial jurisdiction.
  • dcterms: date: The date of the decision, which must be written in conformance with ISO 8601
  • dcterms: language: (i) The language must be abbreviated, in accordance with the Inter-institutional style guide. In case of languages which are not included in this style guide ISO 639 must be used. (ii) The language is not (necessarily) the language of the original judgment, but the (main) language of the instance document.
  • determs: publisher:The (commercial or public) organization responsible for the publication of this instance of the judgment. Always set to “Lawi Encyclopedia of Law”
  • dcterms: accessRights (optional): This field must have one of two values: ‘publicÂ’ or ‘privateÂ’. If it is ‘publicÂ’ the document on the given URL must be accessible by all, otherwise the value ‘privateÂ’ must be used, whether the non-public character access is due to commercial or other reasons.Always set to “public”.
  • dcterms: type: This field may contain information on the type of decision rendered, according to a scheme. The field defaults to ‘judicial decisionÂ’ to distinguish it from other types of documents.
  • dcterms: title: The title field must not be a replication of other fields. Preferably the name of the parties or an alias should be used, according to national practice and data protection rules.
  • dcterms: subject: The subject field is used to indicate the field of law. It should contain one or more items from a scheme containing values for civil law, commercial law, family law, insolvency law, private international law, criminal law, EU law, administrative law, tax law, international public law and constitutional law, and may contain a more specific description of the field of law.
  • dcterms: abstract: This field contains an abstract or summary of the case, not being a description, classification or interpretation. Usually is the summary of the Court.
  • dcterms: description. This field contains descriptive elements, be it in the form of keywords or headnotes.
  • dcterms: contributor: Names of judges, Advocate-General or other staff involved. It can be a separate field for the decisions and a separate field for the conclusions.
  • dcterms: issued: The date of the publication of this instance document of the decision. The date must be written in conformance with ISO 8601.
  • dcterms: references: (i) References to other (legal) documents. 1. If these references are to other national judgments, ECLI must be used if the referred document has an ECLI, otherwise it should contain other references. 2. If these references are to EU legal instruments, the CELEX-number must be used. 3. If these references are to national legal instruments, judgments not having an ECLI or to scholarly writings available URLÂ’s or other identification systems should be used.
  • dcterms: isReplacedBy: An ECLI, once issued, must be persistent. Renumberings though are unavoidable because of administrative errors or when an ECLI is assigned to decisions with a formerly XX-court code. In case of such renumberings the new ECLI must be recorded in this field. This field must not contain any other type of information. In the Encyclopedia of Law, this is only present in case of renumbering and for corrigenda.

Some other information for Lawi ECLI

New Celex number (6yyyyjtnnnn) : two letters, one for the jurisdiction, the second for the type of document.

type CoJ GC CST
jurisdiction – C T F
judgment J CJ TJ FJ
order O CO TO FO
opinion of AG: C CC TC –
garnishee order S CS – –
third party proceedings T CT TT FT
opinion of the Court V CV – –
ruling of the Court X CX – –
decision D CD – –
view of AG: P CP – –
OJ announcement new case N CN TN FN
OJ announcement judgment A CA TA FA
OJ announcement order B CB TB FB
OJ announcement request for Court’s opinion U CU – –
OJ announcement Court’s opinion G CG – –


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