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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Austria / Constitutional Court / G47/2012 ua

Claim according to Art. 144 Constitutional Act because of violation of constitutionally guaranteed rights
27/06/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Austria

Key facts of the case:

A claim was brought to the Constitutional Court stating that the data retention directive is unconstitutional and violates the rights enshrined in Art. 7, 8, 11 and 12 CFR.

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Spain / High Court, social division / 28/2014

Federation of services to citizenship of CCOO (Trade Union Workers Commission), Federation of Transport, Communication and Sea Workers of UGT (Workers General Union), Unión Sindical Obrera, Intercentros Unipost S.A. committee, union section USO, union section CGT and union section UGT
11/02/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case:

Legal actions filed by the trade unions referred to above, with regard to the company UNIPOST S.A., against the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security, contesting an arbitration award adopted in a previous procedure aimed at the non-...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Supreme Court / UKSC 3; 1 W.L.R. 324; 2 All E.R. 109; P.T.S.R. 182

R. (on the application of Buckinghamshire CC) v Secretary of State for Transport R. (on the application of HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport R. (on the application of Heathrow Hub Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport Also known as: HS2 Action Alliance Ltd v Secretary of State for Transport R. (on the application of Hillingdon LBC v Secretary of State for Transport)
22/01/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

X appealed against a decision ([2013] EWCA Civ 920, [2013] P.T.S.R. 1194) dismissing their challenges to the Secretary of State's proposals for the high speed rail project, HS2. The Secretary of State had issued a Command Paper or "next steps...

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Poland / Supreme Administrative Court / I OSK 2538/13

J.N. v Lubelski Voivodeship
10/01/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

In 2013, the Voivodeship Administrative Court dismissed the J.N.’s appeal against the decision of the Lubelski Viovodeship which prohibited organising a public assembly. J.N. wanted to organise a protest against financing pro-abortion organisations...

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France / State Council / 352393

Mrs A, an agent of the Electricity Transmission network v the State
13/03/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

Key facts of the case:

Policy area concerned – labour law Facts of the case: Applicant requests to cancel Decree No. 2011-289 of 18 March 2011 amending the Staff Regulations of the national electricity and gas industries that raises the age (from 65 to 67 years old) at...

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CJEU - C 426/11 / Opinion

Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd
19/02/2013
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Key facts of the case:
  1. By this request for a preliminary ruling, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is raising three questions concerning the interpretation of Article 3(3) of Directive 2001/23/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
  2. ...
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Germany / Federal Court of Justice / X ZR 138/11

Man v Airline company
21/08/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff sued an airline company for compensation according to Articles 7 (1) c and 5 (1) of Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004. The plaintiff had booked return tickets from Düsseldorf to Miami. As a result of a strike by a German airline pilots...

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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court / A-662-368/2012

Valstybės sienos apsaugos tarnyba prie Lietuvos Respublikos vidaus reikalų ministerijos v Nacionalinis pareigūnų profesinių sąjungų susivienijimas
15/06/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case:

The applicant, the State Border Guard Service under the Republic of Lithuania Ministry of Internal Affairs, submitted a request to the court asking to quash the decision of defendant, the National officers trade union association, refusing to impose...

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Finland / Supreme Administrative Court / 13.1.2012/KHO:2012:1

Asylum Seeker v Finnish Immigration Service
13/01/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Finland

Key facts of the case:

The applicant was homosexual. In his country of origin, homosexuals face a risk of capital punishment. The applicant applied for asylum on the grounds of a well-founded fear of persecution as a member of a particular social group (homosexual...

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CJEU - Joined cases T 217/03 and T 245/03 / Judgment

Fédération nationale de la coopération bétail et viande (FNCBV), and Fédération nationale des syndicats d'exploitants agricoles (FNSEA) and Others v Commission of the European Communities
13/12/2006
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
France

Key facts of the case:

This case concerned an action brought by the Commission against Unions in France representing farmers on the one hand and slaughterers on the other to fix prices allegedly in contravention of anti-competition provisions in the EC Treaty.

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