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 50/08 / Judgment

European Commission v French Republic
24/05/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
According to French legislation, access to the liberal profession of notaries was restricted to nationals. The Commission did not accept the French argument that this restriction was covered by Article 45 (1) TEC (now Article 51 [...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 53/08 / Judgment

European Commission v Austria
24/05/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
According to Austrian legislation, access to the liberal profession of notaries was restricted to nationals. The Commission did not accept the Austrian argument that this restriction was covered by Article 45 (1) TEC (now Article...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 54/08 / Judgment

European Commission v Germany
24/05/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
According to German legislation, access to the liberal profession of notaries (which exists all over Germany with the exception of a part of the Land of Baden-Württemberg) was restricted to nationals. The Commission did not accept...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 61/08 / Judgment

European Commission v Greece
24/05/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
According to Greek legislation, access to the liberal profession of notaries was restricted to nationals. The Commission did not accept the Greek argument that this restriction was covered by Article 45 (1) TEC (now Article 51 [1...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 51/08 / Judgment

European Commission v Luxembourg
24/05/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
According to Luxembourg legislation, access to the liberal profession of notaries was restricted to nationals. The Commission did not accept the Luxembourgian argument that this restriction was covered by Article 45 (1) TEC (now...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / District Court The Hague / 09/753472-08

Responsibility of a website administrator for the content of the website
12/05/2011
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

A website administrator was accused of insulting utterances on his website regarding Jews, Moroccans, Turks, Gypsies, non-western allochthones people, Muslims and homosexuals. He was convicted of publicly and intentionally uttering insults towards a...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Tribunale di Milano, Prima Sezione Civile /

Offensive article on municipality website
21/04/2011
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

In a quarterly publication of the municipality of Gerenzano, the town counsellor for security wrote that the administration in which he served, had not invested in new public housing to avoid the risk of foreigners benefiting from similar investment...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

France / Cour of Cassation, Social Chamber / 09-42535

Royal Bourbon Industries v Appeal Court of Saint-Denis de la Réunion
23/03/2011
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

Key facts of the case:

The Social Chamber of the Court of Cassation rejected the appeal of the company Royal Bourbon Industries, which contested the decision of the Appeal Court of Saint-Denis de la Réunion (24 February 2009). This decision was related to the dismissal...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 34/09 / Judgment

Gerardo Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l’emploi (ONEm)
08/03/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
A married couple of Columbian nationals applied for asylum in Belgium and remained there, though their application was rejected, due to the non-refoulement clause. Two children of this couple, born in Belgium, gained Belgian...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 236/09 / Judgment

Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats ASBL and Others v Conseil des ministres
01/03/2011
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
Article 5 (2) of Directive 2004/113//EC allows those Member States which have decided to do so before 21.12.2007 to permit differences related to sex in respect of insurance premiums and benefits if sex is a determining factor...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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