National case law

Case law made available on a website

Presentation of decisions/Headlines

Council of State (Συμβούλιο της Επικρατείας)

Supreme Court (Άρειος Πάγος) (civil and criminal court of cassation)

Other courts

Case law presented with headlines

Yes

(summaries of judgments of the Plenary with the corresponding headline have been posted since 2018)

Yes

(all criminal and civil judgments since 2006)

Yes

(summaries of judgments of the largest administrative courts are posted on the website of the Council of State)

At the Supreme Court, a small percentage of criminal judgments have been categorised by title since 2006. Judgments may therefore be accessed by title. Civil and criminal judgments may be accessed by publication number.

The Athens Court of Appeal (Εφετείο Αθηνών) does not post civil or criminal judgments online. Civil judgments are posted on the corresponding administrative websites with numbers and summaries, but are not categorised. Neither the numbers nor the results of criminal judgments are posted.

Examples of headline/s

Fraud, Rape, Late alimony, Bribery

Formats

Council of State and Supreme Court

Other courts

Document

Metadata

Document

Metadata

What other formats are used?

HTML, TXT

HTML, TXT

HTML (administrative courts)

No

(other courts)

HTML (administrative courts)

No

(other courts)

Further proceedings

Council of State

Supreme Court

Administrative courts

Other courts

Is information available

as to appeals?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

as to whether a case is still pending?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

as to the result of appeals?

Yes

Yes

Yes

-No

-Athens Court of First Instance (Πρωτοδικείο Αθηνών): Yes (for appeals to lower courts)

as to the irrevocability of the decision?

Yes

Yes

- Athens Administrative Court of Appeal: Yes, if not appealed

No

as to further proceedings before:

another national court (Constitutional Court…)?

the European Court of Justice?

the Court of Human Rights?

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Publication rules

at the national level?

at the level of courts?

Are there binding rules for the publication of case law?

Yes

{personal data – Law 4624/19 and General Data Protection Regulation [Regulation (EU) 2016/679]}

Yes

{personal data – Law 4624/19 and General Data Protection Regulation [Regulation (EU) 2016/679]}

Council of State and Supreme Court

Other courts

Is full case law published or only a selection?

- Council of State: About 80% of all decisions have already been published. All decisions will be published gradually.

- The Supreme Court publishes full case law for criminal and civil judgments, except judgments under the procedure in Article 565 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

- Administrative courts: A selection of court judgments is published.

If a selection is done, what are the criteria applied?

- Council of State: Significance of the case

- Athens Administrative Court of Appeal: Significance of the case

Council of State

Supreme Court

Other courts

Are court decisions made available on the web anonymised (names removed)?

Yes

Yes

No

If yes,

all decisions?

The Council of State anonymises all judgments posted on its website.

Yes

-except judgments under the procedure in Article 565 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

decisions since

1990

2006

Related links

Supreme Court

Council of State

Athens Court of Appeal

Athens Administrative Court of Appeal

Athens Administrative Court of First Instance

Athens Court of First Instance

Last update: 03/05/2021

The national language version of this page is maintained by the respective Member State. The translations have been done by the European Commission service. Possible changes introduced in the original by the competent national authority may not be yet reflected in the translations. The European Commission accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to any information or data contained or referred to in this document. Please refer to the legal notice to see copyright rules for the Member State responsible for this page.

Feedback

Use the form below to share your comments and feedback on our new website