1 The notion of standing is etymologically rooted in the Latin terminology of ‘locus standi’. ‘Locus’ denotes a location, while ‘standi’ is the gerund form of the verb ‘stare’, meaning to stand. Locus standi is accordingly the location, where the plaintiff may stand to present a case and receive a decision on the merits. From the actual local position within a court setting, standing has developed into an essential concept encompassing the condition that a plaintiff shall fulfil to be formally admitted to the relevant courts in order to obtain a decision on the...
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