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 / KHO:2016:155; 24.10.2016/4434

Y v Finnish Immigration Service
24/10/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Finland

Key facts of the case: 

Y had applied for a residence permit in Finland on the basis of family ties. Y had married Z in 2014 and that same year they also had a child. Z had lived in Finland since 1998 and had a...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

ECtHR / Application no. 7334/13 / Judgment

Muršić v. Croatia
20/10/2016
European Court of Human Rights
Decision

Key facts of the case:

  1. The case originated in an application (no. 7334/13) against the Republic of Croatia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by a Croatian national,
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - T-672/14 / Judgment

Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel et Remedia d.o.o. contre Commission européenne
20/10/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

« Médicaments à usage humain – Article 31 de la directive 2001/83/CE – Article 116 de la directive 2001/83 – Substance active estradiol – Décision de la Commission ordonnant aux États membres le retrait et la modification des autorisations...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C‐452/16 PPU / Opinion

Openbaar Ministerie v. Halil Ibrahim Özçelik
19/10/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
EU

Key facts of the case:

Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA — European arrest warrant — Article 8(1)(c) — Meaning of ‘arrest warrant or any other judicial decision’ prior to the European arrest warrant

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EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 
ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-231/15 / Judgment

Prezes Urzędu Komunikacji Elektronicznej and Petrotel sp. z o.o. w Płocku v. Polkomtel sp. z o.o.
13/10/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Electronic communications networks and services — Directive 2002/21/EC — Article 4(1) — Right of appeal against a decision taken by a national regulatory authority — Effective appeal mechanism — Decision of a...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C‑439/16 PPU / Opinion

Criminal proceedings against Emil Milev
11/10/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Urgent preliminary ruling procedure — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Directive (EU) 2016/343 — Strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence — Articles 3 and 6 — Temporal...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 
ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-218/15 / Judgment

Gianpaolo Paoletti and Others v. Procura della Repubblica
06/10/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Article 6 TEU — Article 49 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Principle of retroactivity of the more lenient criminal law — Italian nationals having organised the illegal entry into...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Cyprus / Supreme Court / 262/2016

Renos Neofytou v Attorney General of the Republic
29/09/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case: 

With this appeal procedure, the appellant sought to challenge the first instance decision ordering the execution of a European arrest warrant issued against him by a Greek court in April...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-110/15 / Judgment

Microsoft Mobile Sales International Oy and Others v Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali (MiBAC) and Others
22/09/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Approximation of laws — Intellectual property — Copyright and related rights — Directive 2001/29/EC — Exclusive right of reproduction — Exceptions and limitations — Article 5(2)(b) — Private copying exception —...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-221/15 / Judgment

Etablissements Fr. Colruyt
21/09/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 2011/64/EU — Article 15(1) — Free determination, by the manufacturers and importers, of the maximum retail selling prices of manufactured tobacco products — National regulation prohibiting the sale of...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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