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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Belgium / Constitutional Court / 2/2016

The Institute for the equality for women and a private individual (anonymous) v Council of Ministers
14/01/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Belgium

Key facts of the case: 

The mother of a child and the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men have lodged two actions before the Constitutional Court for annulment of Article 2 of the Law of 8 May 2014 amending the Civil Code with the aim...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Greece / Council of State / 1113/2014

A natural person v the Minister of Justice
20/03/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Greece

Key facts of the case:

The Ministry of Justice rejected the petition of the applicant, a judge, for a 9 months paternal leave on the grounds that according to national legislation, a male employee of the public sector is not eligible for this kind of leave in case that...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 401/11 / Judgment

Blanka Soukupová v Ministerstvo zemědělství
11/04/2013
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Key facts of the case:
 
REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Nejvyšší správní soud (Czech Republic), made by decision of 12 April 2011, received at the Court on 28 July 2011, in the proceedings Blanka Soukupová v Ministerstvo...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Regional Administrative Tribunal, Rome, Second section / 633

A.N.D.E. v Comune di Civitavecchia
21/01/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The case originated from the elections in the Municipality of Civitavecchia. The executive body of the Municipality which was appointed after the elections was made up of six persons – five men and a woman. The National Association of Women Voters (...

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CJEU - C 236/09 / Judgment

Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats ASBL and Others v Conseil des ministres
01/03/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
Article 5 (2) of Directive 2004/113//EC allows those Member States which have decided to do so before 21.12.2007 to permit differences related to sex in respect of insurance premiums and benefits if sex is a determining factor...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 356/09 / Judgment

Pensionsversicherungsanstalt v Christine Kleist
18/11/2010
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
A female physician was dismissed by her employer, a social security institution governed by public law according to its general policy (backed by the applicable collective agreement) to terminate the employment of all employees,...
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CJEU - C 267/06 / Judgment

Tadao Maruko v Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen
01/04/2008
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

This case involved a reference to the ECJ for an interpretation of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation. The question was whether the refusal to award a...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 267/06 / Opinion

Tadao Maruko v Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen
06/09/2007
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Germany

Key facts of the case:

This case involved a reference to the ECJ for an interpretation of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation. The question was whether the refusal to award a...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: