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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Italy / Constitutional Court / 76/2017

Surveillance Court of Bari (Tribunale di Sorveglianza di Bari) v Italian Government
12/04/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The Surveillance Court of Bari questioned the constitutional legitimacy of art. 47 of the Law No. 354 of 26 July 1975, on “Dipositions concerning the penitentiary system and on the execution of measures depriving people...

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Spain / Supreme Court / 627/2017

A candidate to the Civil Guard against appeal against the Decision of the High Court of Justice of Madrid 375
05/04/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case: 

This judgement is an appeal against the Decision of the High Court of Justice of Madrid 375, of 10 April 2015, on the open-call decision for public employment within the Civil Guard –...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Belgium / Council State / 237.860

Non profit organisation ‘Touche pas à mes certificats verts’, François Régis, Warin Christian v the Walloon Region
30/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Belgium

Key facts of the case: 

The requesting party requested the annulment of a Ministerial Decree of 2 October 2014 regulating electricity produced by renewable sources of energy. Before the adoption of the Ministerial...

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Hungary / Szeged Regional Court of Appeal / Pf.II.21.591/2016/8

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29/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case: 

The plaintiff signed a loan contract with the legal predecessor of the respondent (a financial institution) to purchase a car. In the individual loan contract, they first agreed on the...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Malta / Civil Court, Constitutional Jurisdiction / 52/2016/LSO

Marie Therese Cuschieri v Attorney General
28/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Malta

Key facts of the case: 

Ms. Cuschieri separated from her husband in 2013 and their marriage was later dissolved by the Courts in 2015. Further to the dissolution of the marriage, Ms...

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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court / eA-631-143/2017

UAB „15min“ v Public Information Ethics Association (Visuomenės informavimo etikos asociacija)
21/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case: 

On 18 June 2015 news portal www.15min.lt published article, written by the third...

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Germany / Federal Court of Justice / I ZR 42/15

Coalition of German Collecting Societies (Zusammenschluss deutscher Verwertungsgesellschaften) v Company which produces, imports, and sells personal computers in Germany
16/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case: 

The plaintiff, the Coalition of German Collecting Societies (managing copyrights on behalf of authors), sued a German computer company for selling personal computers with a built-in hard...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Romania / Alba Iulia Court of Appeal

P.M.S. v the National Council for Combatting Discrimination
03/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Opinion
Romania

Key facts of the case:

In this case a local township challenged the decision of the Romanian national equality body, the National Council for Combating Discrimination (...

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