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-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 T-11/17/ Judgment

RK v Council of European Union
07/02/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

Application under Article 270 TFEU, seeking, first, annulment of the undated decision of the Council, adopted on the basis of Article 42c of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, to...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Czech Republic / The Supreme Court / 30 Cdo 4231/2016

PLAINTIFF: WIS ENERGO MORAVSKÝ ŽIŽKOV S. R. O.AND WIS ENERGO KLADNO A. S., BOTH COMPANIES PRODUCING SOLAR ENERGY DEFENDANT: THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
28/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Czechia

Key facts of the case:

The Plaintiffs, both of them companies producing solar energy, demanded compensation amounting to millions of CZK from the Czech Republic. The production of photovoltaic electricity was supported by the CR according to the Act on Support for...

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...

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

Spain / Supreme Court / 1308/2017

Regional Government of Aragón v Endesa Generación
18/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case: 

A Spanish electric company demands the money paid for a regional tax existing in the Autonomous Community of Aragon to protect the environment from polluting emmissions, governed by...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-122/15 / Judgment

Preliminary Ruling Request from the Finnish Administrative Court
02/06/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination on grounds of age — Directive 2000/78/EC — Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Articles 2, 3 and 6 — Difference in treatment on...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 122/15 / Opinion

Preliminary Ruling Request from the Finnish Administrative Court
28/01/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
EU

Key facts of the case:

  1. The present case may open a new chapter in the influence of EU law on the income tax legislation of the Member States. In the context of a reference from the highest Finnish administrative court, the Court is asked to answer the important
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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...

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

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: 

Ireland / High Court / [2013] IEHC 246

EB (A minor suing by her mother and next friend AB), JB (A minor suing by her mother and next friend AB), WB (A minor suing by her mother and next friend AB), AB and FBK v The Minister for Justice and Equality
30/04/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Ireland

Key facts of the case:

The first three applicants were Irish citizen children and therefore citizens of the EU. The fourth and fifth named applicants were their mother and father. The Minister for Justice made a deportation order in respect of the fifth applicant, the...

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