European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)


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National ECLI coordinator

Supreme Court (Nejvyšší soud)
Burešova 571/20, Brno - Veveří, postcode: 657 37
Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 541 593 111
Fax: +420 541 213 493

Data box ID: kccaa9t

Email: (please put 'ECLI' in the subject line)


Petra Polišenská, Michal Ježek (from 1 August 2022)

Generation of national ECLI (ECLI syntax)

The ECLI identifier has been used in the Czech Republic since April 2012 to designate judgments of the Supreme Court (Nejvyšší soud) and since March 2014 to designate judgments of the Constitutional Court (Ústavní soud). The ECLI identifier is currently being implemented at high court and regional court levels. Judgments designated with the ECLI identifier are also searchable using the identifier on court websites (judgments of the Supreme Court at and judgments of the Constitutional Court at

Country code

[CZ]: country code for the Czech Republic.

Court codes

[NS]: Nejvyšší soud (Supreme Court of the Czech Republic).

[US]: Ústavní soud (Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic).

Example of ECLI identifier for Czech court decisions

ECLI:CZ:NS:2012:[case number].1

[CZ] country code (CZ for the Czech Republic);

[NS]is the code of the court that issued the judgment (NS for the Supreme Court - Nejvyšší soud);

[2012] indicates the year the judgment was rendered;

[case number] does not contain spaces or forward slashes; these are replaced by full stops;

The number [1] is the ordinal number of a decision with the same case number.. Inclusion of the ordinal number ensures that the same ECLI identifier is not used to designate more than one judgment from one court in the same year.

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Last update: 28/04/2023

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