Judicial appointments at the Court

This contribution focuses on the appointment of the Court’s members, its human resources. The system of appointment of the European Court of Justice’s judges, advocate generals and personnel has been for several decades a neglected and even mysterious topic, covered by the traditional and taken-for-granted discretion of the States in the selection of international judges. But the situation, as it is well known, has recently changed with a new procedure established pursuant to Article 255 TFEU introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, with clear implications on the perception of related epistemic communities.