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-233/18/ Jugdment

Zubair Haqbin v Federaal agentschap voor de opvang van asielzoekers
12/11/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Belgium

Introduction

  1. By its questions for a preliminary ruling, the arbeidshof te Brussel (Higher Labour Court, Brussels, Belgium) asks the Court to clarify the meaning of the provisions laid down in Article 20(4) of Directive 2013/33/EU, (
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EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU Case C-467/18 / Opinion

Rayonna prokuratura Lom v EP
10/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Key facts of the case:

Preliminary ruling — Directives 2012/13/EU, 2013/48/EU and (EU) 2016/343 — Scope — Policing — Pre-trial criminal investigation by the public prosecution service — Special criminal procedure for the adoption of coercive medical measures — Committal...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU Case C-233/18/ Opinion

Zubair Haqbin v Federaal agentschap voor de opvang van asielzoekers
06/06/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Introduction

  1. By its questions for a preliminary ruling, the arbeidshof te Brussel (Higher Labour Court, Brussels, Belgium) asks the Court to clarify the meaning of the provisions laid down in Article 20(4) of Directive 2013/33/EU, (
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU Case C-24/17/ Judgment

Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, Gewerkschaft Öffentlicher Dienst v Republik Österreich
08/05/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 45 TFEU, Articles 21 and 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’), Article 7(1) of
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EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU Case Avis 1/17/ Opinion

Request for an opinion by the Kingdom of Belgium
29/01/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Belgium

Introduction

  1. On 30 October 2016 Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Brussels a ‘Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement’, better known by the
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EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Poland / Supreme Court / III UZP 4/18

Polish Security Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych, ZUS) v. D.Ś.
02/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

D.Ś. was self-employed and ran a wedding fashion salon. In 2010-2011 he was employed in Slovakia and he filed to Slovak social insurance institution a motion to verify which law is applicable. The institution decided that he does not have to pay...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

United Kingdom / Supreme Court / UKSC 2015/0233

R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor
26/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case: 

In the UK, most employment law rights can only be enforced in employment tribunals (ETs). In 2013, fees for ETs were introduced with the intention of transferring the cost burden from...

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United Kingdom / Court of Appeal, civil division / A2/2013/3062

Benkharbouche/Janah v Sudan Embassy/Libya
05/02/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
United Kingdom

Key facts of the case:

The appellants, B and J, had been employees of respectively the embassy of Sudan and the Embassy of Libyia in the UK. They had several employment claims which were turned down by the...

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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-...

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CJEU - Joined cases C 628/10 P and C 14/11 P / Opinion

Alliance One International Inc. and Others v European Commission and Others
12/01/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Key facts of the case:
  1. ‘Parents are responsible for their children’ – this old saying seems to come true again and again in cartel cases. (1) In proceedings concerning fines imposed for cartel offences it is often not only the firms directly involved in the
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