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European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) - Spain


National ECLI coordinator

The National ECLI coordinator is CENDOJ (CENTRO DE DOCUMENTACION JUDICIAL), the Centre for Judicial Documentation, a technical body in Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary: Link opens in new windowcendoj.ecli@cgpj.es.

Country code

The code for Spain is: [ES]

Creation of the national ECLI

The ECLI was introduced in Spain in November 2012.

This was possible because, since the start of the ECLI Project on 27 October 2011, case law in Spain already had a national identifier, called the ROJ (Repositorio Oficial de Jurisprudencia) - the Official Case Law Repository, which identifies the decisions handed down by all the Spanish courts, from the Courts of First Instance to the Supreme Court.

Through the website Link opens in new windowhttp://www.poderjudicial.es/, we offer all citizens open access to the decisions handed down by all the Spanish courts, consisting of a total of 5 600 000 judgments, a number which increases every year. Judges/Senior Judges, Prosecutors and Court Clerks have access in a restricted environment with additional information and hyperlinks to the case law of the Constitutional Court (Tribunal Constitucional), the European Court of Justice, as well as national and international legislation and doctrine: Link opens in new windowhttp://www.poderjudicial.es/.

We currently maintain the ROJ national identifier - the Cendoj ID - as the official body for the dissemination of Spanish case law, and the ECLI at European level. On the e-justice portal, we therefore have, as of 2014, 2 500 000 decisions of the Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo), the National High Court (Audiencia Nacional), the High Courts of Justice (Tribunales Superiores de Justicia) and Provincial Courts (Audiencias Provinciales), as well as a selection of judgments from the Courts of First Instance (Primera Instancia) that are of legal interest or have social impact. The number of decisions increases every day as they are uploaded into the system. The ECLI integration process was successfully completed in Spain, and we are currently a partner in the BO-ECLI project.

The ECLIs in Spain consist of the following fields:

  • ‘ECLI’;
  • The country code: ‘ES’
  • The court code: an acronym to indicate the court in which the judgment was given. – see the section ‘ECLI court codes’;
  • The year of the decision;
  • A serial number, which in the case of Spain is the sequential number of the ROJ national identifier. This means that once a judgment has been assigned its ROJ, it is possible to automatically assign to it its corresponding ECLI.
  • Furthermore, in the case of Orders (Autos), the letter ‘A’ is added to the end of the sequential number.

EXAMPLES:

Where the ROJ is: the national case-law identifier.

1) *Judgment of the National High Court of 30 May 2014. Criminal Court, with ROJ Link opens in new windowSAN 2389/2014

The corresponding ECLI will be:

ECLI:ES:AN:2014:2389

2) *Judgment of the High Court of Justice of 15 April 2011. Appeals Chamber of Burgos, Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon, with ROJ: STSJ CL 782/2011

The corresponding ECLI will be:

ECLI:ES:TSJCL:2011:782

Order of the National High Court Chamber for Criminal Matters of 29 October 2015, with ROJ: ANN 199/2015

The corresponding ECLI will be:

ECLI:ES:AN:2015:199A

ECLI court codes:

In Spain, the court code for the ECLI is represented using the acronym of the court that issued the judgment and which corresponds with that used in the judgment’s ROJ national identifier.

ACRONYM

NAME

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TS

Supreme Court

AN

National High Court

TSJAND

High Court of Justice of Andalusia

TSJAR

High Court of Justice of Aragon

TSJAS

High Court of Justice of Asturias

TSJBAL

High Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands

TSJICAN

High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands

TSJCANT

High Court of Justice of Cantabria

TSJCL

High Court of Justice of Castile-Leon

TSJ CLM

High Court of Justice of Castile-La Mancha

TSJCAT

High Court of Justice of Catalonia

TSJCV

High Court of Justice of the Community of Valencia

TSJEXT

High Court of Justice of Extremadura

TSJGAL

High Court of Justice of Galicia

TSJLR

High Court of Justice of Rioja

TSJMAD

High Court of Justice of Madrid

TSJMU

High Court of Justice of Murcia

TSJNAV

High Court of Justice of Navarre

TSJPV

High Court of Justice of the Basque Country

TSJCE

High Court of Justice of Ceuta

TSJML

High Court of Justice of Melilla

APVI

Provincial Court of Alava

APAB

Provincial Court of Albacete

APA

Provincial Court of Alicante

APAL

Provincial Court of Almeria

APAV

Provincial Court of Avila

APBA

Provincial Court of Badajoz

APIB

Provincial Court of the Balearic Islands

APB

Provincial Court of Barcelona

APBU

Provincial Court of Burgos

APCC

Provincial Court of Caceres

APCA

Provincial Court of Cadiz

APCS

Provincial Court of Castellon

APCR

Provincial Court of Ciudad Real

APCO

Provincial Court of Cordoba

APC

Provincial Court of A Coruña

APCU

Provincial Court of Cuenca

APGI

Provincial Court of Girona

APGR

Provincial Court of Granada

APGU

Provincial Court of Guadalajara

APSS

Provincial Court of Guipuzcoa

APH

Provincial Court of Huelva

APHU

Provincial Court of Huesca

APJ

Provincial Court of Jaen

APLE

Provincial Court of Leon

APL

Provincial Court of Lleida

APLO

Provincial Court of Rioja

APLU

Provincial Court of Lugo

APM

Provincial Court of Madrid

APMA

Provincial Court of Malaga

APMU

Provincial Court of Murcia

APNA

Provincial Court of Navarre

APOU

Provincial Court of Ourense

APO

Provincial Court of Asturias

APP

Provincial Court of Palencia

APGC

Provincial Court of Las Palmas

APPO

Provincial Court of Pontevedra

APSA

Provincial Court of Salamanca

APTF

Provincial Court of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

APS

Provincial Court of Cantabria

APSG

Provincial Court of Segovia

APSE

Provincial Court of Seville

APSO

Provincial Court of Soria

APT

Provincial Court of Tarragona

APTE

Provincial Court of Teruel

APTO

Provincial Court of Toledo

APV

Provincial Court of Valencia

APVA

Provincial Court of Valladolid

APBI

Provincial Court of Vizcaya

APZA

Provincial Court of Zamora

APZ

Provincial Court of Zaragoza

APCE

Provincial Court of Ceuta

APML

Provincial Court of Melilla

JPII

Court of First Instance and Local Criminal Court

JPI

Court of First Instance

JI

Local Criminal Court

JSO

Social Affairs Court

JCA

Administrative Appeals Court

JM

Commercial Court

JVM

Court for Violence against Women

JP

Criminal Court

JVP

Court with special duties in the matter of criminal sentences

JME

Juvenile Court

JF

Family Court


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Last update: 19/09/2017