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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Estonia / Supreme Court, Administrative Law Chamber / 3-3-1-49-15

Romeo Kalda v The Märjamaa Parish
09/11/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Estonia

Key facts of the case:

Mr. Kalda, sentenced to life imprisonment, applied to be registered as a voter for the European Parliament elections in spring 2015. The Märjamaa parish secretary did not register him as according to the European Parliament Elections Act (EPEA) art...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 650/13 / Judgment

Thierry Delvigne v Commune de Lesparre Médoc and Préfet de la Gironde
06/10/2015
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the tribunal d’instance de Bordeaux (France), made by decision of 7 November 2013, received at the Court on 9 December 2013, in the proceedings Thierry Delvigne v Commune de Lesparre-Médoc...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 650/13 / Opinion

Thierry Delvigne v Commune de Lesparre Médoc and Préfet de la Gironde
04/06/2015
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
EU

Key facts of the case:

  1. In connection with court proceedings concerning the exclusion from the electoral roll of a citizen deprived for an indefinite period of his right to vote and stand as a candidate as an ancillary consequence of his conviction for the offence of
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Czech Republic / Constitutional Court / Pl. ÚS 14/14

Mgr. Alexandra Uhlová, Pavlína Placáková, Strana Zelených (Green Party)
19/05/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Czechia

Key facts of the case:

In May 2014, elections to the European Parliament were held in the Czech Republic. In § 47 (2) of the Act No. 62/2003 Coll. on Elections to the European Parliament (Zákon o volbách do Evropského parlamentu) a 5% electoral threshold is set....

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Estonia / Supreme Court, Constitutional Review Chamber / 3-4-1-49-13

R.K. v National Electoral Committee
08/10/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Estonia

Key facts of the case:

The electoral committee refused to register a prisoner as a candidate in the local municipality government elections of 2013. The prisoner filed an appeal on the decision in the electoral committee of the county and the National Electoral Committee...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 
ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Finland / eduskunnan oikeusasiamies / rigsdagens justitieombudsman - Decision no. 2018/4/09

eduskunnan oikeusasiamies / rigsdagens justitieombudsman - Decision no. 2018/4/09
25/08/2010
National Court/Tribunal
Finland

Key facts of the case:

A returning migrant had moved from Spain back to Finland in 2004. She had appropriately submitted a notification of move to the Local Registry Office (maistraatti / magistraten) upon her return to Finland. She was not eligible to vote in the 2009...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 145/04 / Judgment

Kingdom of Spain v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
12/09/2006
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Spain
United Kingdom
Key facts of the case:
 
This case was an action brought by Spain seeking a declaration that, by enacting the European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 (‘the EPRA 2003’), the United Kingdom was in breach of its obligations under the EC Treaty in...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: