Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Landtová and the Problem of an Uncooperative Court: Implications for the Preliminary Rulings Procedure

Prof. Michal Bobek, College of Europe, Bruges

10June2014 15:00 - 16:00


In a decision of January 2012, the Czech Constitutional Court, in a somewhat twisted Star Trek scenario, appeared to ‘boldly go where no man has gone before’: it declared, for the first time in the history of the European integration, a judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU to be “ultra vires”. In his talk, Michal Bobek shall discuss what and why the decision in fact meant and, more importantly, what broader lessons might be inferred from it for the preliminary rulings procedure and the European judicial structure in general.

Please note the changed start time! 15.00 - 16.00

The speaker

Michal Bobek is Professor of European Law at the College of Europe, Bruges, and research fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law.


Attendance is free of charge. For organizational reasons, please sign up for the meeting by sending an email to Angela Moisl,

Faculty of Law, A 1.01

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