• Florian Dietzler

Austria triggers start of UPC Provisional Application Period

With the deposit of its instrument of ratification on January 18, 2022, Austria triggered the start of the Provisional Application Period (PAP) of the UPC Agreement (UPCA) on January 19, 2022.

During the PAP, the legal capacity and organizational capability of the UPC will be established, the governing bodies of the Court will be assembled, secondary legislation will be adopted, budget and IT systems will be finalized, and, importantly, judges will be selected and appointed. According to the Preparatory Committee, completion of this preparatory work will take at least eight months, which will be followed by the UPCA's entry into force.

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