I'm a bit late in recognizing the new abbreviation of the Court of Justice of the European Union, CJEU, rather than the earlier ECJ. There's a useful document in the House of Commons Library - Standard Note SN/IA/3689: The European Union: a guide to terminology, procedures and sources, last updated 16 March 2011. Here's the page where you can download it.
EC or EU law? Treaty of Rome or Treaty of Lisbon? First, Second or Third Pillar? Acquis Communautaire? Court of Justice or Court of Human Rights? This Note aims to clarify some of the terminology used to describe the institutions, laws and procedures of the European Union. It also provides links to useful sources of information on the EU.
It's 14 pages in length. It contains links for further research and reading.
9 European Courts There are two main European Courts. Media reports sometimes confuse the two, alleging that the EC/EU has ruled on something when it is in fact the Court of Human Rights that has ruled, and vice versa. • The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is the EU court which rules on alleged breaches of EC law and the Treaties. CJEU judgments (by convention not spelt with an ‘e’ as in ‘judgements’) can be found on the CURIA website.. • The European Court of Human Rights is the Council of Europe court which rules on alleged breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights. ECHR judgments can be found on the HUDOC website.
Another point this document mentions is that since the Treaty of Lisbon, all EU legislation can be called EU law ...Zum vollständigen Artikel