Case-law Database

The FRA Case-law Database provides a compilation of Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) case law with direct references to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

It also contains a selection of national case law with direct references to the Charter from all EU Member States.

The data include a formal reference to the decisions, judgments and opinions, an abstract in English, excerpts of the paragraphs where the Charter is quoted, and if available a link to the full text document.

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Finland / Supreme Administrative Court / 3872/2017; 3736/3/15

X v the Embassy of Finland in Switzerland
15/08/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Finland

Key facts of the case:

The Finnish Embassy in Switzerland had rejected a passport application because the applicant had not agreed to it that his fingerprints are stored not only in the passport’s data chip but...

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United Kingdom / Supreme Court / UKSC 2015/0233

R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor
26/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case: 

In the UK, most employment law rights can only be enforced in employment tribunals (ETs). In 2013, fees for ETs were introduced with the intention of transferring the cost burden from...

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Spain / Supreme Court / 1308/2017

Regional Government of Aragón v Endesa Generación
18/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case: 

A Spanish electric company demands the money paid for a regional tax existing in the Autonomous Community of Aragon to protect the environment from polluting emmissions, governed by...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Portugal / Constitutional Court / 420/2017

Public Prosecutor’s appeal against the decision of the Lower Court
13/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

Key facts of the case: 

In this case, the Public Prosecutor's Office requested an authorisation for the transmission of identification data of a user suspect of committing the crime of child pornography. The...

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Croatia / Supreme Court / II-8 Kr 3/17-4

S.C. v Croatia
13/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Croatia

Key facts of the case: 

On 21 October 2008, S.C. in complicity with O.J., I.K., D.A., and H.A, threw a homemade Molotov cocktail at the Turkish Embassy in Helsinki, causing fire and...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Germany / Higher Administrative Court North Rhine-Westphalia / 13 B 238/17

Bavarian internet service provider (ISP) v Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)
22/06/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case: 

An internet serive provider based in Munich had requested the Administrative Court Cologne (Verwaltungsgericht Köln) to issue an interim injunction (while waiting for the decision...

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Austria / Consitutional Court / E1486/2017

Afghan Citizen v Austria
14/06/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Austria

Key facts of the case:

The appellant, an Afghan citizen, applied for international protection on 28 June 2016. He entered the federal territory after passing through Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary....

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Luxembourg / Administrative Court / 38397

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v a decision of the Minister of Immigration and Asylum
12/06/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

Key facts of the case: 

The case concerned an application for international protection by two sisters of Albanian origin, who claimed that they had been about to be forcibly married in their home country. It was their father, who had regularly...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Denmark / Supreme Court / 267/2016 / 2

Danish Prosecution Service v T
31/05/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case: 

This case is the continuation of case 267/2016 of 24 February 2017 in which the Supreme Court postponed its final decision while awaiting a statement from...

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