An EFTA state treats any failed witness or a violation of an oath by a witness or expert as if the offence had been committed before one of its courts with jurisdiction over civil matters. In the event of a succession of the Court, the State of EFTA concerned sues the perpetrator of the infringement before its competent jurisdiction. An independent supervisory authority for EFTA states, the EFTA Supervisory Authority, is established. In prejudicial cases, the President may, on an exceptional basis, decide, at the request of the national court, to apply an expedited procedure, with the exception of the procedural regulation. Like expedited pre-appeal proceedings, the prejudicial procedure guarantees the priority given to the case so that the Court`s judgment can be rendered as soon as possible, in the interests of justice, to the national court of reference. Judgments are signed by the President and the Clerk. They must be read as part of an open judicial process. Agreement between EFTA States on the establishment of a Supervisory Authority and a Court of Justice #Protocol 1 on the missions and powers of the EFTA Supervisory Authority which, through the application of Protocol 1 of the EEA Agreement, complies with the #Protocol 2 acts relating to the missions and powers of the EFTA Supervisory Authority under the EEA agreement, the area of contracting #Protocol 3 relating to the missions and powers of the EFTA Supervisory Authority in the field of state aid #Protocol 4 on the missions and powers of the EFTA supervisory authority #Protocol in the field of competition #Protocol 5 on the status of the EFTA Court of Justice #Protocol 6 on the legal capacity, privileges and immunities of the EFTA Supervisory Authority , privileges and immunities of the EFTA Court of Justice #Protocol adaptation of the agreement between EFTA states relating to the establishment of a Supervisory Authority and a Court of Justice Oral hearing before the Tribunal is public unless the Court of Justice otherwise decides automatically or at the request of the parties for serious reasons. VU the objective of the contracting parties to the EEA agreement to achieve a uniform interpretation and application of the EEA agreement and the provisions of Community law, which are fundamentally included in this agreement, and to achieve this agreement and to achieve equal treatment between individuals and economic operators with regard to the four freedoms and conditions of competition; In most of its cases, the EFTA Court of Justice is faced with questions of law that have not been decided (or at least not completely) by the Court of Justice. The EEA agreement contains no written provision that would require the ECJ to take into account the jurisprudence of the EFTA Court of Justice when interpreting EU or EEA law. However, in practice, the two EU courts (the ECJ and the EGC) have referred to the jurisprudence of the EFTA Court of Justice. With regard to the interpretation of EEA law, EU courts have referred to rulings by the EFTA jurisdiction on the legal nature of the EEA agreement, the principle of liability in EEA law, the free movement of goods and freedom of establishment. 1.
The legal capacity, privileges and immunities that must be recognized and granted by EFTA States in relation to the EFTA Supervisory Authority and the EFTA Court of Justice are set out respectively in Protocols 6 and 7 of this agreement. 2. The EFTA Supervisory Authority or the EFTA Court of Justice may reach an agreement with the Government of the States in which their seats are located on the privileges and immunities to be recognized and granted in this context. Before taking office, each judge takes an oath, in open proceedings, to perform his duties impartially and conscientiously and to preserve the secrecy of the Tribunal`s deliberations.