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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Spain / Supreme Court / 351/2017

VOX (political party) against the Resolution of the Spanish Electoral Board of 9 December 2015
01/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case: 

This decision is the Spanish Supreme Court's response to appeal no. 4284/15 lodged by the VOX political party against the Resolution of the Spanish Electoral Board of 9 December 2015. On...

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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court / A-2445-624/2017

R. G.-M. and J. B. v Migration Board of Vilnius County Chief Police Commissariat (Vilniaus apskrities vyriausiojo policijos komisariato Migracijos valdyba)
28/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case: 

The applicants’ daughter was born in Lithuania and on her birth certificate, first Lithuanian passport and French passport her forename and surname were spelled in original, i.e. with non-Lithuanian symbols, such as “x...

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Latvia / Supreme Court, Administrative Affairs Division / A420471613 (SKA-276/2017)

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22/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Latvia

Key facts of the case: 

An interview containing information, inter alia, about the marital status of the interviewee and the occupation of her spouse at the time was published in a newspaper owned by the applicant; alongside the printed...

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Croatia / Constitutional Court / U-I-60/1991

Applicants: Nike Karabaić, Antun Lisec from Vetovo, Hrvatski pokret za život i obitelj, Hrvatski katolički zbor "MI", Stjepan Herceg, U ime obitelji association, Saša Čajić and Daniel Majer
21/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Croatia

Key facts of the case:

In the period from 1991 to 2016, seven applicants, both natural persons and civil society organizations, lodged requests to challenge the constitutionality of the legislation regulating...

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Luxembourg / High Administrative Court / 38129C

Appeal by Mr. X against a decision of the administrative court
16/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Luxembourg

Key facts of the case: 

The case concerned an application for a financial aid for higher studies. The applicant, a French resident studying in Luxembourg and whose parents were working in Luxembourg, saw his...

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Netherlands / Supreme Court / 16/02616

Public Prosecutor v accused
14/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case: 

The Public Prosecutor accused a farmer of purposely using wrong eartags for a cow so that it would seem that these animals were in compliance with the meaning of those eartags. The accused...

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Belgium / Constitutional Court / 13/2017

Non profit organisation ‘Bewonersgroep Onze Tuin’, D.M. and others, F.B and P.V., ‘Order van Vlaamse balies’ and Dominique Mathys, l’Ordre des avocats à la Cour de cassation and Bruno Maes, non profit organisation ‘Aktiekomitee Red de Voorkempen’ and others, non profit organisation ‘Associations Belges des Consommateurs Test-Achats and l’Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophones v Belgium
09/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Belgium

Key facts of the case: 

The Law of 28 April 2015 reforms the court office fees. Instead of being fixed, those fees are set in proportion to the value of the claim. Furthermore, a court office fee is added for labour and fiscal cases for...

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Italy / Court of Cassation / 3362

Two private citizens v the Public Revenue Agencies (Agenzia delle Entrate)
08/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The two private citizens filed a complaint to the Court of Cassation against the decision of the Latium Regional Tax Commission to consider legitimate the  financial penalty imposed to...

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Slovenia / Administrative Court / I U 166/2017

Appeal by an Afghani national of a decision of the Ministry of Interior
06/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Slovenia

Key facts of the case:

The appellant is an Afghani national, who is seeking international protection in Slovenia. He entered the EU in Bulgaria, where he applied for international protection, but then fled the country due to what he describes...

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