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-492/18 / PPU Judgment

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the rechtbank Amsterdam (District Court, Amsterdam, Netherlands),
12/02/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA — European arrest warrant — Article 12 — Keeping a person in detention — Article 17 — Time limits for adoption of the decision to execute...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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...

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

Netherlands / Supreme Court / ECLI:NL:HR:2018:901

Public Prosecutor v. accused
12/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

This case is about a fisherman fishing in the North Sea with fishing nets which have been manipulated (the meshes have been made smaller or have been obstructed) contrary to Regulation (EC) no. 850/98. This means that young, small fish cannot escape...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Council of State / ECLI:NL:RVS:2018:1802

Third country national v. Secretary of State of Justice and Security
31/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

This case is about an Iranian who sought asylum in the Netherlands. However, he will be sent back to Iran. He claims he will run serious risks there because he has a Christian tattoo on his hand. The Secretary of State and the court, too, are not...

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

Netherlands / Supreme Court / 16/01180

Accused v Public Prosecutor
31/10/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case: 

A legal person transferred two containers with used paper from the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia by ship, against the rules of the European Waste Shipment Regulation 1013/2006 for the transfer of waste products. It had...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU C‑442/14 / Judgment

Bayer CropScience SA‐NV and Stichting De Bijenstichting v. College voor de toelating van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en biociden
23/11/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

(Reference for a preliminary ruling — Environment — Aarhus Convention — Directive 2003/4/EC — Article 4(2) — Public access to information — Concept of ‘information relating to emissions into the environment’ — Directive 91/414/EEC — Directive 98/8/...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Council of State / ECLI:NL:RVS:2016:2501

Company v the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
21/09/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case: 

On 9 July 2013 the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment fined the company because it had hired three Bulgarian employees. The fine amounted to € 24,000. The legal basis for the fine...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Council of State / ECLI:NL:RVS:2016:560

Appellant v Head of the Municipal Police
02/03/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case: 

Appellant was arrested; it is not clear for which offence or crime. The record says that he was arrested on the basis of Article 84 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, ordered by the Public...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Council of State / ECLI:NL:RVS:2016:575

Secretary of State (Immigration) v Alien
24/02/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key fats of the case: 

On 2 February 2015 the Secretary of State for Immigration rejected a request of an alien to give him and his children, who are under age, a residence permit for a definite period of time in the Netherlands. The District...

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