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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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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Cyprus / Supreme Court / 77/2012

Thomas Kaoulla, Eleni Kaoulla v the Republic of Cyprus, through the Attorney General of the Republic
13/02/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

It is asked by the Court of Justice of the E.U. for a decision and/or order in relation to the question: Are the citizens of the Republic of Cyprus who are refugees because of the Turkish Invasion in 1974, despite the lack of specific legislation,...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Regional Administrative Tribunal, Rome, Second section / 633

A.N.D.E. v Comune di Civitavecchia
21/01/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The case originated from the elections in the Municipality of Civitavecchia. The executive body of the Municipality which was appointed after the elections was made up of six persons – five men and a woman. The National Association of Women Voters (...

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Hungary / Supreme Court / Pfv.IV.20.068/2012/3.szám

Roma rights appeal to Constitutional Court
16/05/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case:

In October 2011 the Győr Court of Appeal (Győri Ítélőtábla) concluded in a case, involving the Chance for Children Foundation (Esélyt a Hátrányos Helyzetű Gyerekeknek Alapítvány) and a public elementary school in Győr, that the passive maintenance...

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CJEU - C 391/09 / Judgment

Malgožata Runevič-Vardyn, Łukasz Paweł Wardyn v Vilniaus miesto savivaldybės administracija, Lietuvos Respublikos teisingumo ministerija, Valstybinė lietuvių kalbos komisija, Vilniaus miesto savivaldybės administracijos Teisės departamento Civilinės metrikacijos skyrius
12/05/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
Mrs Malgožata Runevič-Vardyn, who was born in Vilnius in 1977, is a Lithuanian national. She belongs to the Polish minority in Lithuania. She states that her parents gave her the Polish forename ‘Małgorzata’ and her father’s...
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CJEU - C 571/10 / Judgment

Servet Kamberaj v Istituto per l’Edilizia Sociale della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano (IPES), Giunta della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano
24/04/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Italy
Key facts of the case:
 
Since the year 1994, Mr Kamberaj,an Albanian national, applicant in the main proceedings, has resided and has been employed in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. According to the order for reference, he is the holder of a...
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Romania / Constitutional Court / 187D/2011

Flaviu Ciopec
16/02/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Romania

Key facts of the case:

The applicant criticised the provisions of art. 257, par. (3) of Law no. 95/2006 on the healthcare reform, in reference to art. 257, par. (2), point (f) of the same law, which stated that contributions to the national health insurance fund must be...

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Belgium / Constitutional Court / 2012/16

Iranian Woman requests residence permit which is denied
02/02/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Belgium

Key facts of the case:

Irananian woman comes to Belgium to live with her adult daughter. Requests for a residence permit on the basis of family reunification, but this permit is denied as she is the mother. Family reunification for 3rd country nationals is no longer in...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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
  2. ...
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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...
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