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 / Supreme Court, Administrative Affairs Division / A420471613 (SKA-276/2017)

anonymised
22/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Latvia

Key facts of the case: 

An interview containing information, inter alia, about the marital status of the interviewee and the occupation of her spouse at the time was published in a newspaper owned by the applicant; alongside the printed...

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Austria / Constitutional Court / B166/2013

Claim according to Art. 144 Constitutional Act because of violation of constitutionally guaranteed rights
13/03/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Austria

Key facts of the case:

Two married Dutch men, living in Tyrol, wanted to repeat their marriage in Austria. This was repealed, stating that marriage cannot be achieved by homosexual couples, but only registered partnership. Marriage is Austria is assessed using Austrian...

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Italy / Constitutional Court / 245

Legitimacy of the amendment introduced by Law no. 94/2009 in relation to Art. 116 (1) of the Civil Code
25/07/2011
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

Following the adoption of law no. 94/2009, Art. 116 (1) of the Civil Code concerning the right to marry was modified for foreigners. An additional requirement was imposed in order to have banns published: a foreigner wishing to marry had to have...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

ECtHR / Application no. 30141/04 / Judgement

Schalk and Kopf v Austria
24/06/2010
European Court of Human Rights
Decision
Austria
Key facts of the case:
  1. The case originated in an application (no. 30141/04) against the Republic of Austria lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by two Austrian
  2. ...
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Portugal / Tribunal Constitucional / 121/2010

Constitutionality Previous Decision Adopted by all Justices of Constitutional Court
15/04/2010
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal
Key facts of the case:
 
The Court decided upon a law approved by the Parliament in relation to whether same sex marriages were or were not considered compatible with the Constitution.
 
Results (sanctions) and key...
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