Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union - PART FIVE:PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROTOCOL - TITLE I:SETTING UP OF THE INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES - Ar


Published: 2005-04-25

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Article 46
1. Two Judges shall be appointed to the Court of Justice and two Judges shall be appointed to the General Court.
2. The term of office of one of the Judges of the Court of Justice appointed in accordance with paragraph 1 shall expire on 6 October 2009. This Judge shall be chosen by lot. The term of office of the other Judge shall expire on 6 October 2012.
The term of office of one of the Judges of the General Court appointed in accordance with paragraph 1 shall expire on 31 August 2007. This Judge shall be chosen by lot. The term of office of the other Judge shall expire on 31 August 2010.
3. The Court of Justice shall make such adaptations to its Rules of Procedure as are rendered necessary by accession.
The General Court, in agreement with the Court of Justice, shall make such adaptations to its Rules of Procedure as are rendered necessary by accession.
The Rules of Procedure as adapted shall require the consent of the Council.
4. For the purpose of judging cases pending before the Courts on the date of accession in respect of which oral proceedings have started before that date, the full Courts or the Chambers shall be composed as before accession and shall apply the Rules of Procedure in force on the day preceding the date of accession.
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