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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Croatia / Supreme Court / II-8 Kr 3/17-4

S.C. v Croatia
13/07/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Croatia

Key facts of the case: 

On 21 October 2008, S.C. in complicity with O.J., I.K., D.A., and H.A, threw a homemade Molotov cocktail at the Turkish Embassy in Helsinki, causing fire and...

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Romania / Alba Iulia Court of Appeal

P.M.S. v the National Council for Combatting Discrimination
03/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Opinion
Romania

Key facts of the case:

In this case a local township challenged the decision of the Romanian national equality body, the National Council for Combating Discrimination (...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Cyprus / Supreme Court / Appeal Nos. 42/2013, 43/2013, 44/2013 and 45/2013

Kristian Bekefi et al v The Republic of Cyprus through the Minister of the Interior
30/06/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case: 

The appellants were Union citizens lawfully residing in Cyprus when the Minister of the Interior declared them as prohibited immigrants under the national immigration...

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Portugal / Constitutional Court / 296/2015 and 1057/14

Legality and constitutionality of certain rules contained in the Law on the Social Integration Income
25/05/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

Key facts of the case:

The Public Prosecutor’s Office sought to obtain a declaration pertaining to the illegality and the unconstitional nature of Article 6 (1) a) and b) and (4) in Law 13/2003 of 21 May in the amended version of Decree Law...

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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....

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Austria / Constitutional Court / B166/2013

Claim according to Art. 144 Constitutional Act because of violation of constitutionally guaranteed rights
13/03/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Austria

Key facts of the case:

Two married Dutch men, living in Tyrol, wanted to repeat their marriage in Austria. This was repealed, stating that marriage cannot be achieved by homosexual couples, but only registered partnership. Marriage is Austria is assessed using Austrian...

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Spain / High Court of Justice of Castilla-Leon, Contentious-administrative division / 01807/2013

D. Prudencio v Spanish Government Subdelegation in Salamanca
25/10/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case:

Spanish Government Subdelegation in Salamanca [Subdelegación del Gobierno en Salamanca] decided to expulse an EU citizen and to restrict the right to entry into Spain for a period of 10 years. This a decision of expulsion of an European citizen...

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Ireland / High Court / [2013] IEHC 246

EB (A minor suing by her mother and next friend AB), JB (A minor suing by her mother and next friend AB), WB (A minor suing by her mother and next friend AB), AB and FBK v The Minister for Justice and Equality
30/04/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Ireland

Key facts of the case:

The first three applicants were Irish citizen children and therefore citizens of the EU. The fourth and fifth named applicants were their mother and father. The Minister for Justice made a deportation order in respect of the fifth applicant, the...

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CJEU - C 254/11 / Opinion

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Megyei Rendőrkapitányság Záhony Határrendészeti Kirendeltsége v Oskar Shomodi
06/12/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Hungary
Key facts of the case:
  1. The Court is for the first time requested to interpret the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1931/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 laying down rules on local border traffic at the external land borders
  2. ...
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Latvia / Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court / SKA – 184/2012 (not published)

Raihmans v Latvia
09/06/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Latvia

Key facts of the case:

The Supreme Court stayed proceedings and asked the Constitutional Court whether views of the HRC in the case Raihmans v. Latvia finding violation of Article 17 of the ICCPR (change in spelling of a surname) necessitated change in the jurisprudence....

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