LLM (PILC) Alumnus Eugene Regan reappointed as Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union

On 21 April 2021, the representatives of the governments of the EU member states appointed two judges and two advocates-general to the Court of Justice. One of the appointed judges was Mr Eugene Regan, an alumnus (graduated in 1979) of the BSoG’ LLM in International and European Law programme.

The Court of Justice of the European Union consists of two courts: the Court of Justice and the General Court.The judges and advocates-general are appointed by common accord of the governments of the member states after consultation of a panel responsible for giving an opinion on prospective candidates' suitability to perform the duties concerned. They are chosen from among individuals whose independence is beyond doubt. For appointment to the Court of Justice, candidates must possess the qualifications required for appointment, in their respective countries, to the highest judicial offices, or be jurisconsults of recognised competence. For appointment to the General Court, they must possess the ability required for appointment to high judicial office.