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 T-737/17/ Judgment

Francis Wattiau v European Parliament
30/04/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

APPLICATION under Article 270 TFEU seeking annulment, first, of the decision of the Luxembourg Settlements Office for the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme of the European Union, as evidenced by payment slip No 244 of 25 January 2017, making the applicant liable for the...

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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...

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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
  2. ...
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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

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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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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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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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France / State Council / 352393

Mrs A, an agent of the Electricity Transmission network v the State
13/03/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

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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...

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Germany / Higher Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg / A 9 S 1872/12

Cameroonian citizen v Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
07/03/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is a Cameroonian citizen who entered Germany in November 2011. He initiated legal proceedings in April 2012 to gain recognition of his right of asylum. After partially withdrawing the action, he was successful with his application to...

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Italy / Tribunale di Firenze, Sezione Lavoro / 2940 R.G.

Maternity benefits for stateless person
09/08/2011
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is stateless person though she was born and has since lived in Italy. She holds a temporary stay permit for stateless persons. After the birth of her child, she applied for maternity benefits and her application was turned down by both...

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