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-642/18 / Opinion

European Commission v Kingdom of Spain
05/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Spain

Key facts of the case:

The Waste Directive provides for the development of waste management plans and the regular evaluation and revision thereof. The issue to be resolved in the present proceedings is whether Spain has carried out this revision in a timely manner in two...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU C‐444/15 / Judgment

Associazione Italia Nostra Onlus v. Comune di Venezia and Others
21/12/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Environment — Directive 2001/42/EC — Assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment — Article 3(3) — Plans and programmes which require an environmental assessment only where the...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 195/12 / Opinion

Industrie du bois de Vielsalm & Cie (IBV) SA Industrie du bois de Vielsalm & Cie (IBV) SA v Région wallonne Région wallonne
08/05/2013
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Key facts of the case:
  1. For the first time the Court is called upon to interpret Directive 2004/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market and
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 260/11 / Opinion

The Queen, on the application of David Edwards, and Other v Environment Agency and Others
18/10/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Key facts of the case:
 
Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court (United Kingdom)
(Aarhus Convention – Directive 2003/35/EC – Directive 85/337/EEC – Assessment of the effects of projects on the environment – Directive 96/61/EC...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 343/09 / Opinion of Advocate General

The Queen, on the application of Afton Chemical Limited v Secretary of State for Transport
06/05/2010
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
United Kingdom
Key facts of the case:
 
This case involved a reference for an interpretation of Community legislation. It concerned the product Methylcyclopentadienyl-manganese-tricarbonyl (‘MMT’) which is a metallic additive added to motor fuel. By Directive 2009/30/EC...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: