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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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...

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Portugal / Constitutional Court / 225/2018

Request for an abstract review of constitutionality made by a Group of Members of the Parliament.
24/04/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

Key facts of the case:

The Constitutional Court examined a request for an abstract review of constitutionality made by a Group of Members of the Portuguese Parliament related to: the insertion in the Law on Medically Assisted Procreation (MAP), approved by Law 32/2006, of...

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Hungary / Budapest-Capital Regional Court of Appeal / 5.Beuf.10.142/2018 (EBD2018.B.23.)

Defendant with foreign nationality and public prosecutor representing the State
01/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case:

A Slovak court issued a European arrest warrant against the defendant in a pending criminal procedure. An unrelated criminal procedure was initiated against the defendant before the Hungarian authorities. In view of the European arrest warrant, the...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

ECtHR / Application no. 41738/10 / Judgment

Paposhvili v. Belgium
13/12/2016
European Court of Human Rights
Decision

Key facts of the case:

  1. The applicant was born in 1958. He lived in Brussels and died there on 7 June 2016.
  2. He arrived in Belgium via Italy on 25 November 1998, accompanied by his wife and a six-year-old child. The applicant claimed to be the
  3. ...
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ECtHR / Application no. 46470/11 / Judgment

Parrillo v Italy
27/08/2015
European Court of Human Rights
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

  1. The applicant was born in 1954 and lives in Rome.
  2. In 2002 she had recourse to assisted reproduction techniques, undergoing in vitro fertilisation (“IVF”) treatment with her partner at the Centre for reproductive medicine at
  3. ...
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Malta / Civil Court / 33/2014

Jane Agius v Attorney General, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Prime Minister
15/01/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Malta

Key facts of the case:

Jane Agius, the sole heir of Carlos Chetcuti, filed a Constitutional Case and claimed a breach of the State’s obligation under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the corresponding Article 33 of the Maltese Constitution. ...

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CJEU - Joined Cases C 148/13, C 149/13 and C 150/13 / Opinion

A, B and C
17/07/2014
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Key facts of the case:
 
(Request for a preliminary ruling from the Raad van State (Netherlands))
 
(Common European Asylum System — Directive 2004/83/EC — Refugee status — Directive 2005/85/EC — Assessment of applications for...
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CJEU - C 467/10 / Judgment

Baris Akyüz
01/03/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
A German national was considered, by the competent German authority, not to satisfy the physical and mental requirements for the safe driving of a motor vehicle; consequently, his application for a driving licence was rejected....
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France / Constitutional Council / 2011-135/140 QPC

referred, by the Council of State, of a priority question of constitutionality, introduced by Mr. Abdellatif B
09/06/2011
National Court/Tribunal
France

Key facts of the case:

The question dealt with involuntary hospitalization (articles L.3213-1 and L.3213-4 of the Public Health Code). The Council censured both articles. Regarding the second article, the Council reminded that involuntary hospitalization should not...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Council of State / 201011782/1/V1

Refusal of asylum claim
11/05/2011
National Court/Tribunal
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

A homosexual female asylum seeker from Sierra Leone is refused asylum but fears her life will be endangered because of her sexual orientation when she will go back to Sierra Leone.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or...

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