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 Cases C-542/18 RX-II, C-543/18 RX-II/ Opinion

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

Introduction

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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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 Case C-558/17 P/ Judgment

OZ v European Investment Bank
04/04/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

By her appeal, OZ asks the Court of Justice to set aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 13 July 2017, OZ v EIB (T‑607/16, not published, ‘the judgment under...

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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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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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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania / eI-8-662/2018

I.K. v. The Authority of Audit, Accounting, Property Valuation and Insolvency Management under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
20/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case:

On 22 August 2017 Property or Business Valuators’ Honorary Court (Turto arba verslo vertintojų garbės teismas) adopted decision, by which a disciplinary penalty – reprimand, was imposed to the applicant I.K. During the hearing the Honorary...

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Slovakia / Constitutional Court of Slovak Republic / III. ÚS 4/2018-70

Constitutional petition of XX, bancrupcy trustee concerning violation of fundamental rights by the resolution of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic of 31 January 2017, No. 2 M Cdo 1/2017
13/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Slovakia

Key facts of the case:

The petitioner (the insolvency administrator) was seeking compensation for the damage suffered by the maladministration of the Ministry of Agriculture’s agency– the Regional Veterinary and Food Administration. In 2008, the Regional Veterinary and...

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Portugal / Constitutional Court / 242/2018

Public Prosecutor’s Office
08/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

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Article 7 (3) of Law 34/2004 of 29 July (law governing access to the law and to the courts), as amended by Law 47/2007, of 28 August, excluded immediately and categorically the possibility of granting legal aid to legal persons operating...

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Romania / Constitutional Court / 308

Alexandru Firicel raised a constitutional complaint (excepție de neconstituționalitate).
08/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Romania

Key facts of the case:

The applicant challenged the constitutionality of Articles 33 par. (2) and Art. 39 par. (2) of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 80/2013 on court stamp duties ( art. 33 alin. (2) și art. 39 alin. (2) teza întâi din Ordonanța de urgență a...

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