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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Latvia / Administrative Regional Court / A420197217

A/S “Delfi” and an individual
12/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Latvia

Key facts of the case:

The applicant applied to the court after A/S “Delfi” made unlawful actions (A/S “Delfi” posted hyperlinks that link to the articles that include applicant’s personal data about criminal proceedings in one case) in...

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Denmark / Supreme Court / 81/2017

Nordens Céu Sagrado Mester Fernandos Center for Meditation og Videnskab v. the Ministry of Health
26/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case: 

The case concerned whether the Ministry of health had violated the rights to freedom of religion by refusing to provide – for the use in a religious practise – authorisation to the import of ayahuasca wine, which...

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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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Portugal / Constitutional Court / 578/2014

Pre-emptive ruling concerning a provision in a Regional legislative Decree
28/08/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

Key facts of the case:

The Representative of the Portuguese Republic for the Autonomous Region of Madeira (ARM) petitioned the Constitutional Court for pre-emptive declaration as to the unconstitutional organic and material nature of an article in a regional legislative...

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Bulgaria / Supreme Administrative Court / 15050/2013

M.A., elected president of a local branch of a trade union v Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD) (Комисия за защита от дискриминация, КЗД)
28/07/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Bulgaria

Key facts of the case:

The applicant had been a member of a trade union since its creation in 1990. In 2008, the commission for access to and disclosure of the documents and announcing affiliation of Bulgarian citizens with the state security service announced that she...

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Germany / Federal Administrative Court / 10 C 23.12

Pakistani citizen v Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
20/02/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is a Pakistani citizen who desired to be recognized as a refugee in Germany or, alternatively, acquire protection from deportation to Pakistan. He claims to be a member of the Ahmadiyya-community of faith and to be persecuted in...

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CJEU - T 590/10 / Judgment

Thesing and Bloomberg Finance v ECB
29/11/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Key facts of the case:
 
APPLICATION for annulment of the decision of the ECB’s Executive Board, which was notified to Ms Thesing by letter of the President of the ECB of 21 October 2010, rejecting an application by Ms Thesing for access to two documents...
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CJEU - C 71/11 and C 99/11 / Judgment

Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Y and Z
05/09/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

  1. These references for a preliminary ruling concern the interpretation of Articles 2(c) and 9(1)(a) of Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or Stateless
  2. ...
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ECtHR / Application no. 23459/03 / Judgement

Bayatyan v Armenia
07/07/2011
European Court of Human Rights
Decision
Key facts of the case:
  1. The case originated in an application (no. 23459/03) against the Republic of Armenia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by an Armenian
  2. ...
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