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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Germany / Federal Constitutional Court / 2 BvR 37/18

Romanian citizen v. Federal state of Schleswig-Holstein
09/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is a Romanian citizen who lodged a constitutional complaint against his extradiction to Romania because of the detention conditions in the  target country. The plantiff was arrested in Germany because of a European Arrest Warrant...

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Germany / Bavarian Administrative Court / 20 BV 16.1961

Company v Provincial capital Munich
03/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plantiff is a company producing, filling and marketing honey, sold, among others, in small 20 g packages which do not indicate the country of origin. However, these packages are packed in paper boxes which display information on the country of...

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Germany / Federal Administrative Court / 1 A 4.17

Russian citizien v Federal state Bremen
27/03/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff, a 19-years old Russian citizen, challenged a so-called deportation order (Abschiebungsanordnung) that was issued against him under section 58a of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz). Arguing that the plaintiff had...

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Germany / Higher Administrative Court North Rhine-Westphalia / 13 B 238/17

Bavarian internet service provider (ISP) v Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)
22/06/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case: 

An internet serive provider based in Munich had requested the Administrative Court Cologne (Verwaltungsgericht Köln) to issue an interim injunction (while waiting for the decision...

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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: 

Germany / Federal Administrative Court / 6 C 11/16

Private person v Public Service Broadcasting Corporation
25/01/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case: 

The plaintiff challenged a demand for payment of service fees from October to December 2013 by the public service broadcasting corporation. The plaintiff was not exempt of the payment....

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Germany / Federal Administrative Court / 10 C 24/14

Unknown self-employed auditor v Auditors Chamber
20/01/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case: 

The plaintiff, a self-employed auditor (Wirtschaftsprüfer) and lawyer, challenged...

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Germany / Federal Court of Justice, First Civil Panel / I ZR 240/12

Stokke GmbH v eBay
05/02/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The Stokke GmbH company that is selling baby high chairs filed a law suit before the Hamburg Regional Court (Landgericht Hamburg) against the internet trading platform eBay, claiming that offers by competitors are displayed as hits when...

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CJEU - C 472/13 / Opinion

Andre Lawrence Shepherd v Bundesrepublik Deutschland
11/11/2014
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Germany

Key facts of the case:

(Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bayerisches Verwaltungsgericht München (Germany))

(Area of freedom, security and justice — Asylum — Minimum standards for the qualification and status of third-country nationals as refugees and the...

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Germany / Local Court Wedding, European Dunning Court / 70b C 17/14

Defendant's request for judicial review of an order for payment
22/10/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The Local Court Wedding issued an European order for payment at the request of the applicant. The order was deliverd by registered letter, return receipt requested. After 4 month a declaration of enforceability was given which the defendant...

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