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 - C 528/13 / Judgment

Geoffrey Léger v Ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes and Établissement français du sang
29/04/2015
Court of Justice of the European Union
EU

Key facts of the case:

Request for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Tribunal administrative, Strasbourg (France), made by decision of 1 October 2013, received at the Court on 8 October 2013, in the proceedings

Results (sanctions) and key...

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...

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Germany / Federal Social Court / B 11 AL 5/14 R

Woman v Employment Agency
06/08/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff was employed by a judicial authority of the city of Hamburg. Since July 2010 she had the status of disabled person, the rank of disability being 30. In September 2010, in order to increase her possibilities to get a new job she applied...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 354/13 / Opinion

FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening (KL), acting on behalf of the Municipality of Billund
17/07/2014
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Denmark
Key facts of the case:
 
(Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Discrimination on grounds of disability — Whether EU fundamental rights law includes a general prohibition of discrimination in the labour market covering discrimination on grounds...
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CJEU - C 356/12 / Judgment

Glatzel
22/05/2014
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Key facts of the case:
 
(Request for a preliminary ruling — Transport — Directive 2006/126/EC — Point 6.4 of Annex III — Validity — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Articles 20, 21(1) and 26 — United Nations Convention on the Rights...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Poland / Supreme Court / I PK 276/13

S.W. v Polish Railways
09/05/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

S.W., the plaintiff, sued the Polish Railways claiming that his salary was disproportionaly reduced in comparison to the persons working under his supervision. The plaintiff sued the Polish Railways for 510 PLN (approx. 121 EUR) for each month from...

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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...

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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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Luxembourg / Administrative Court / 29435Ca

Mme ... et consorts v ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de l’Immigration en matière de police des étrangers
11/02/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Luxembourg

Key facts of the case:

Ms ..., from Togo, had two children born in France and with French nationality. She applied for a family member residence permit in Luxembourg, which was refused by the Minister of Labour, Employment and Immigration (...

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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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