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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Italy / Constitutional Court / Decision No. 194 of 2018

Ordinary Court of Rome
26/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

A private citizen filed a complaint to the Ordinary Court of Rome against the dismissal she was communicated by the company she worked for. She was hired with an open-ended contract on 11 May 2015 and dismissed on 15 December 2015. The company...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU C‐201/15 / Judgment

Anonymi Geniki Etairia Tsimenton Iraklis (AGET Iraklis) v. Ypourgos Ergasias, Koinonikis Asfalisis kai Koinonikis Allilengyis
21/12/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 98/59/EC — Approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to collective redundancies — Article 49 TFEU — Freedom of establishment — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Hungary / Kúria / Mfv.I.10.116/2015/6.

Former civil servant v state entity (anonymised)
02/12/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case: 

The plaintiff, a former financial administrator, submitted a petition for review (felülvizsgálati kérelem) to the Curia. On 7 March 2011 he was dismissed without reasons on the basis of Section 17 (1) of Act no...

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Hungary / Supreme Court / Mfv. I. 10. 083/2014/5

Roma employee as public servant v Employer
30/04/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff petitioned the regional Labour Court for the unlawful termination of his status as a government official. On the basis of Act No. LVIII of 2010 on the status of public servants (2010. Évi LVIII. Törvény a kormánytisztviselők...

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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-...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Portugal / Constitutional Court / 754/13

Pre-emptive ruling concerning some rules laid down in parliamentary Decree 177/XII of the Parliament
29/08/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

Key facts of the case:

The prior review of the constitutionality of certain rules laid down in parliamentary Decree 177/XII passed by the Parliament was based on two key points: I. Failure to observe the ‘just (or fair) cause’ criterion when binding labour contracts are...

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Poland / Constitutional Court / P 46/11

District Court in Gliwice, Parliament and the Prosecutor General
22/05/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

The Constitutional Court, sitting as a full court, considered the legal question of the District Court in Gliwice (VI Department of Labor and Social Security) on the resumption of employment as a result of restoration to work and the right to...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Court of Cassation, Labour Section / 41

C.V. v Radio dimensione suono
03/01/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

C.V. was fired illegitimately by the Company where he worked. He sued the Company because he wanted to receive not only the salary that he did not earn as a result of the dismissal but also payment for damages suffered, though he refused the offer...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

ECtHR / Application no. 19554/11 / Judgment

K.M.C v Hungary
10/07/2012
European Court of Human Rights
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case:

The applicant, Ms K.M.C., is a Hungarian national who was born in 1973 and lives in Pécel (Hungary). A civil servant in an administrative inspectorate, she was dismissed by her employer in September 2010 without explanation, it being possible at...

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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...

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