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 T-713/14 / Judgment

Organisation des salariés auprès des institutions européennes et internationales en République fédérale d'Allemagne (IPSO) v. European Central Bank
13/12/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

ECB — Staff of the ECB — Temporary agency staff — Limit on the maximum length of service of the same agency worker — Action for annulment — Challengeable act — Direct and individual effect — Interest in bringing proceedings — Period allowed for...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Court of Cassation / 19457/2015

Poste Italiane S.p.a. v Carmine Galasso
30/09/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The Court of Cassation was required to rule over the legitimacy of a judgment of the Court of Appeal, which confirmed the judgment of the Naples Ordinary Court. The latter had annulled the lay-off of Carmine Galasso by Poste Italiane S.p.a. The...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Romania / Constitutional Court / 64/2015

Filiala Hidroelectrica Hidrosind din București și Sindicatul Hidroelectrica Hidrosind din București
24/02/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Romania

Key facts of the case:

The constitutionality issue was raised in respect to a series of collective redundancies based on Article 86 (6) of Law no 85/2006 on the insolvency procedure. This article allows for an...

EU Charter 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: 

CJEU - C 176/12 / Judgment

Association de médiation sociale v Union locale des syndicats CGT, Hichem Laboubi, Union départementale CGT des Bouches-du-Rhône, Confédération générale du travail (CGT)
15/01/2014
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Key facts of the case:
  1. This request concerns the interpretation of Article 27 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’) and Directive 2002/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2002 establishing a general
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 176/12 / Opinion

Association de médiation sociale v Union locale des syndicats CGT, Hichem Laboubi, Union départementale CGT des Bouches-du-Rhône, Confédération générale du travail (CGT)
18/07/2013
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Key facts of the case:
  1. Stated with the utmost simplicity, the question of principle raised by the Cour de cassation (Court of cassation) is whether the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’), where its contents have been given
  2. ...
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CJEU - C 12/08 / Opinion

Mono Car Styling SA v Dervis Odemis and Others
21/01/2009
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Belgium

Key facts of the case:

In 2004, the company Mono Car Styling (‘Mono Car’) went through a difficult period as a result of a sharp decline in orders and decided to reduce its workforce by way of collective redundancies. An agreement with its workers’ representatives, which...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: