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 Case C-136/17/ Judgment

GC, AF, BH, ED v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL)
24/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement
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CJEU Case C-469/17/ Judgment

Funke Medien NRW GmbH v Bundesrepublik Deutschland
29/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 2(a), Article 3(1) and Article 5(2) and (3) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 
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CJEU Case C-516/17/ Judgment

Spiegel Online GmbH v Volker Beck
29/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 5(3) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain
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CJEU Case C-136/17/ Opinion

GC, AF, BH, ED v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL)
10/01/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Introduction

  1. Reconciling the right to privacy and to the protection of personal data with the right to information and to freedom of expression in the internet era is one of the main challenges of our time. It
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CJEU Case C-516/17/ Opinion

Spiegel Online GmbH v Volker Beck
10/01/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Introduction

1. It is impossible to overestimate the role played in a democratic society by freedom of expression in general and freedom of the media in particular. The free exchange of ideas and the scrutiny of...

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Finland / Supreme Administrative Court / KHO:2018:112; Decision no. 3774; 173/1/17

X and the Data Protection Ombudsman v Google Finland and Google Inc.
17/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Finland

Key facts of the case:

 

X had requested that Google Finland and Google Inc. remove the links to two web addresses from the results obtained from a search made in Google Search on the basis of X’s name. The internet pages in question contained information relating...

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Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Primary Jurisdiction / Civil application No. 33/2018

Re. the application of Ioannis Hadjioannou and George Longkritis for permit to file an application for a certiorari order
02/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

The applicants applied for a certiorari order cancelling a discovery order that had been issued by the District Court on 19 January 2018 which gave the police access to their telecommunication data for the purpose of investigating a criminal case...

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Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Appeal Jurisdiction / Civil Appeal No. 26/2017

Re. the Application of Artemis Kkolos for the issue of a certiorari order
26/04/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

 In 2017 the appellant applied to the Supreme Court seeking to annul an order issued by the first instance court which had granted access to his IP address. At the first instance trial, the applicant had argued that the issue of the order for access...

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Germany / Higher Administrative Court North Rhine-Westphalia / 13 B 238/17

Bavarian internet service provider (ISP) v Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)
22/06/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case: 

An internet serive provider based in Munich had requested the Administrative Court Cologne (Verwaltungsgericht Köln) to issue an interim injunction (while waiting for the decision...

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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court / eA-631-143/2017

UAB „15min“ v Public Information Ethics Association (Visuomenės informavimo etikos asociacija)
21/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case: 

On 18 June 2015 news portal www.15min.lt published article, written by the third...

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