Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many judges there are in the European Court of Justice from each member nation of the European Union; and how many of them were j[...]dges in their own country before their appointment to the European Court.
§ Mr. David Davis
The European Court of Justice consists of 13 judges, one from each member state and a 13th, appointed on rotation, who is currently from Italy. Four of the judges were judges in their own member state before their appointment to the European Court of Justice. All the judges more than meet the treaty requirement to "possess the qualifications required for appointment to the highest judicial offices in their respective countries or … are jurisconsults of recognised competence".