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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CJEU - C-366/18 / Judgment

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Juzgado de lo Social No 33 de Madrid (Social Court No 33, Madrid, Spain)
18/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision

Key facts of the case:

This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Articles 8, 10 and 157 TFEU, Article 3 TEU, Article 23 and Article 33(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (hereinafter...

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CJEU - Cases C-542/18 RX-II and C-543/18 RX-II / Opinion

Erik Simpson v Council of the European Union and HG v European Commission
12/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Key facts of the case:

What should happen if candidates duly qualified to perform the duties of judge at the European Union Civil Service Tribunal (‘the CST’) are appointed following a procedure that proves to be irregular? These unprecedented proceedings contain all the...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-377/18 / Judgment

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU, from the Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad
05/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision

Key facts of the case:

This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of the first sentence of Article 4(1) of Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the...

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CJEU - C-377/18 Judgment

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU, from the Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Specialised Criminal Court, Bulgaria)
05/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Directive (EU) 2016/343 — Article 4(1) — Presumption of innocence — Public references to guilt — Agreement concluded between the prosecutor and the perpetrator of an...

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CJEU - C-642/18 / Opinion

European Commission v Kingdom of Spain
05/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Spain

Key facts of the case:

The Waste Directive provides for the development of waste management plans and the regular evaluation and revision thereof. The issue to be resolved in the present proceedings is whether Spain has carried out this revision in a timely manner in two...

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CJEU - C-377/18 / Judgment

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU, from the Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Specialised Criminal Court, Bulgaria), made by decision of 31 May 2018, received at the Court on 8 June 2018, in the criminal proceedings against AH, PB, CX, KM, PH, intervener: MH,
05/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Bulgaria

Key facts of the case:

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of the first sentence of Article 4(1) of Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on the
  2. ...
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CJEU - C-468/18 / Opinion

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Judecătoria Constanţa (Court of First Instance, Constanţa, Romania)
29/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters relating to maintenance obligations — Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 — Article 3(a) — Court of the place of...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-447/18 / Opinion

UB v Generálny riaditeľ Sociálnej poisťovne Bratislava
11/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Slovakia

Key facts of the case:

  1. The main proceedings furnish an opportunity for the Court to develop its case-law on the circumstances in which an additional benefit reserved to nationals of a Member State are to be extended to all EU nationals resident in that Member State.
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - Joined Cases C-469/18 and C-470/18 / Opinion

IN (C‑469/18) JM (C‑470/18) v Belgische Staat
11/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Belgium

Key facts of the case:

  1. Is a Member State implementing Union law if its tax authorities use, for an income tax assessment, evidence that the investigating authorities obtained after
  2. ...
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CJEU - C-467/18 / Opinion

Rayonna prokuratura Lom v EP
10/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Key facts of the case:

Preliminary ruling — Directives 2012/13/EU, 2013/48/EU and (EU) 2016/343 — Scope — Policing — Pre-trial criminal investigation by the public prosecution service — Special criminal procedure for the adoption of coercive medical measures — Committal...

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