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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United Kingdom / Supreme Court / [2018] UKSC 9 - Case ID UKSC 2015/0243

SM (Algeria) v. Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section
14/02/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

Mr and Mrs M are both French nationals of Algerian origin living in the UK, where they married in 2001. Because they were unable to conceive, they decided to adopt a child in Algeria under the Islamic “kefalah” system. Mr and Mrs M travelled to...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Supreme Court / UKSC 2015/0233

R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor
26/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case: 

In the UK, most employment law rights can only be enforced in employment tribunals (ETs). In 2013, fees for ETs were introduced with the intention of transferring the cost burden from...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Court of Appeal, Civil Division / T3/2016/3471 & 3931

R. (on the applications of XH and AI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
02/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case: 

The case concerns the appeals of XH and AI, British nationals, against a decision upholding the Secretary of State's decision to use prerogative powers to cancel their passports on the...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Court of Appeal, Civil Division / T3/2016/0278

AZ v Secretary of State for the Home Department
27/01/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case: 

AZ was a refugee present in the UK who had been refused a Convention Travel Document to visit his sick father in Jordan. The Secretary of State did not give reasons for her decision to...

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United Kingdom / Court of Appeal, civil division / A2/2014/4129

Kiani v Secretary of State for the Home Department
21/07/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

The appellant (C) was an employee who appealed against a decision stating that he was not entitled to disclosure of the reasons for his dismissal from his role as immigration officer. Before...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Court of Appeal, civil division / A2/2014/0403

Google Inc v Vidal-Hall & Others
27/03/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

The case was an appeal by Google Inc, which is based in the US, against a decision holding that the English courts had jurisdiction to try the claims by three UK internet users for misuse of...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Court of Appeal, civil division / A2/2013/3062

Benkharbouche/Janah v Sudan Embassy/Libya
05/02/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

The appellants, B and J, had been employees of respectively the embassy of Sudan and the Embassy of Libyia in the UK. They had several employment claims which were turned down by the...

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United Kingdom / Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber / [2014] UKUT 205 (IAC)

NA v Secretary of State for the Home Department
08/05/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

Appeal on a point of law for rejection of an asylum claim. The Appellant was an Iranian Kurd who claimed that he would face torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment in Iran if returned because of race and imputed political opinion. The...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Court of Appeal, civil division / EWCA Civ 7; Q.B. 820; 2 W.L.R. 791; 3 All E.R. 587; 2 C.M.L.R. 49

ZZ (France) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
24/01/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

Z appealed against a decision of the Special Immigration Appeal Commission (SIAC) upholding the Secretary of State's refusal to admit him to the United Kingdom. Z, an EU citizen, had been refused admission to the UK pursuant to the Immigration (...

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