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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France / Court de Cassation / N° de pourvoi: 17-10499

M. Y/Google France
14/02/2019
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

Key facts of the case:

 

Mr Y accused Google of exploiting personal data concerning him without his consent,  by means of the search engine. He took the case to court, on the basis of Article 809 of the Code of Civil Procedure, in order to obtain the cessation of...

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Spain / Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court / ATS 10945/2018

Mrs. Olga vs Administration of Justice
17/10/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case:

 

Extraordinary appeal for procedural violation and appeals through cassation against the ruling issued in foreign enforcement proceedings legal title given by the High Court of England and Wales under Council Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003 of...

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Netherlands / Council of State / ECLI:NL:RVS:2018:3303

Appellant and the Board of Directors of the Council for Legal Aid
10/10/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

The appellant asked for free legal aid in order to appeal against a decision of the director of the Central Office on Driving Licenses, in which the director stated that the appellant’s complaint against the decision to invalidate his driving...

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Estonia / Administrative Law Chamber of the Supreme Court of Estonia / 3-17-1026

X vs The Police and Border Guard Board
01/10/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Estonia

Key facts of the case:

X applied for international protection in Estonia, stating that his life and security is in danger as he was believed to belong to an Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) illegal and punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty in...

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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania / A-5129-415/2018

F. F. (F. F.), N. P. (N. P.) ir A. P. (A. P.),. v. Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (Migracijos departamentas prie Lietuvos Respublikos vidaus reikalų ministerijos)
26/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case:

Migration Department refused to issue a temporary residence permit for the applicant and claimed that company, of which he is a shareholder, is fictitious. The Migration Department noted...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Constitutional Court / Decision No. 194 of 2018

Ordinary Court of Rome
26/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

A private citizen filed a complaint to the Ordinary Court of Rome against the dismissal she was communicated by the company she worked for. She was hired with an open-ended contract on 11 May 2015 and dismissed on 15 December 2015. The company...

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Slovenia / Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia / U-I-157/16-12, Up-729/16-15, Up-55/17-20

Bank of Slovenia, European Central Bank. complaint against four court orders of the District Court (Okrožno sodišče) and a decision of the District Court (Okrožno sodišče), and also initiated a review of constitutionality procedure against the Criminal procedure Act (Zakon o kazenskem postopku).
19/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Slovenia

Key facts of the case:

The case originated in criminal (police) investigations against high-profile functionaries and employees of the Bank of Slovenia (BS), including its Governor, in connection with the deletion of subordinated bonds. During the procedures the contested...

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Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Appeal Jurisdiction / Civil appeals No. 2/2018 and 3/2018

Eliades v. Republic of Cyprus; Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd v The Republic of Cyprus
12/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

They appealed their conviction on a number of grounds including the principle of lex mitior as enshrined in article 15(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, recognised in the CJEU ruling in Silvio Berlusconi et al...

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Spain / Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court / Roj: STS 3146/2018

A drug trafficking criminal group consisting of seven Columbian citizens vs Administration of Justice and Public Prosecutor
11/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case:

This sentence is the response to Cassation No. 10231/2017 presented by seven Columbian citizens who were members of a drug trafficking criminal group- before the Spanish High Court ruling (Chamber 8) of 13 February 2013 for crimes against public...

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