Thank you, Saskia. I really appreciate your responding to my query. I hope that everything’s going great for you these days down in Houston. Also, I want to thank Monica Ortale for her assistance.
You’re right that the document, if it exists, would likely be in the (C Series section of the) EU Official Journal, probably called a “Notice from a Member State(s)”, as I mentioned in the “research done on this by me so far” portion of my earlier e-mail.
I did previously look at the OJ Index page that you linked in your e-mail, but the difficulty is that I can’t find a way to use the Index since I don’t know the citation/document number of the document (if it exists) that I am looking for. The OJ does not seem to provide a search mechanism other than finding an OJ document by its citation/document number. I have this information for the underlying regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 593/2008; Celex No. 32008R0593; OJ L 177 4.7.2008, p.6-16), but that does not seem to provide any trail to the Notice(s) that I seek (such as in the “Select All Documents Mentioning this Document” link in Eur-Lex) which are described in Articles 25 and 26 of the Regulation.
Since the Notice(s) that I’m looking for (if it/they exist) does not appear to have been published in the OJ C Series, the next logical step would probably be for me to contact the European Commission for help. Have you ever contacted an EU agency with a legal research inquiry, and, if so, can you recommend someone who might be responsive to my e-mail? Could anyone else on INT-LAW please make a suggestion in this regard?
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It should be published in the “Official Journal of the European Union” http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOIndex.do Unfortunately I couldn’t find a reference anywhere.
I’ll keep looking.
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I hope that an experienced EU law researcher can assist me.
The task: Articles 25 and 26 of the Rome I Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 593/2008; Celex No. 32008R0593) provide that member States must send to the European Commission a list of treaties that cover the same subject matter to which those States are party. The list was to be submitted by June 2009 (under Art. 26 of the Regulation). I would like to know what States have done so.
Research done on this by me so far: I believe that the document that I am looking for, if it exists, would be a “Notice from a Member State(s)”, which is a type of document often published in the Official Journal C Series. I have tried various searches on Eur-Lex, including in the Official Journal database. My searches have not found any such notifications from member States, but, of course, it’s hard to prove a negative. It may also be possible that certain EU member States may have provided the required information to the EU Commission without there being a corresponding publication in the Official Journal – if so, is there a way to find such a notification?
If it helps, here is a link to what I found in Eur-Lex: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32008R0593:en:NOT
and (from the link above under the heading “Relationship between Documents”, the link to “Select All Documents mentioning this Document”):
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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SMU Underwood Law Library
Dallas, TX 75275-0354
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