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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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: 

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...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 
ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 447/09 / Judgment

Reinhard Prigge and Others v Deutsche Lufthansa AG
13/09/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
The employment contracts of tree pilots of a German airline were terminated when these employees reached the age of 60, pursuant to a provision of the applicable collective agreement. The employees considering this termination as...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - Joined cases C 297/10 and C 298/10 / Judgment

Sabine Hennigs v Eisenbahn-Bundesamt, and Land Berlin v Alexander Mai
08/09/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
German legislation in the field of employees’ salaries based on collective agreements contained elements purely based on physical age. This legislation was changed some years ago, but the transitional provisions maintained the...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: