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-377/18 Judgment

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU, from the Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Specialised Criminal Court, Bulgaria)
05/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Directive (EU) 2016/343 — Article 4(1) — Presumption of innocence — Public references to guilt — Agreement concluded between the prosecutor and the perpetrator of an...

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CJEU Case C-467/18 / Opinion

Rayonna prokuratura Lom v EP
10/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Key facts of the case:

Preliminary ruling — Directives 2012/13/EU, 2013/48/EU and (EU) 2016/343 — Scope — Policing — Pre-trial criminal investigation by the public prosecution service — Special criminal procedure for the adoption of coercive medical measures — Committal...

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CJEU Case C-189/18/ Opinion

Glencore Agriculture Hungary Kft. v Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága
05/06/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Introduction

  1. Glencore Agriculture Hungary Kft. (Glencore) challenges two decisions of the Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal (National Tax and Customs Administration, Hungary) (‘the NTCA’) which refused deduction of value added tax (VAT) paid on certain supplies on the
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CJEU C-230/18 / Judgment

PI v Landespolizeidirektion Tirol
08/05/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision

Key facts of the case:

This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 15(2) and Articles 41, 47 and 52 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’).

The request has been made in proceedings between PI and...

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CJEU Case C-324/17/ Opinion

Criminal proceedings against Ivan Gavanozov
11/04/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Introduction

  1. The opening of borders within the European Union has inevitably facilitated the cross-border aspect of crime, and indeed created new opportunities in that respect. Accordingly, the legal framework in which investigations are carried out, in particular
  2. ...
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CJEU Case C-646/17/ Opinion

Criminal proceedings against Gianluca Moro
05/02/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Introduction

  1. Mr Moro (‘the Defendant’) was charged with the criminal offence of handling the proceeds of crime, namely stolen gold jewellery. During the trial hearing, the Defendant confessed that it was in
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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania / A-5129-415/2018

F. F. (F. F.), N. P. (N. P.) ir A. P. (A. P.),. v. Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (Migracijos departamentas prie Lietuvos Respublikos vidaus reikalų ministerijos)
26/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case:

Migration Department refused to issue a temporary residence permit for the applicant and claimed that company, of which he is a shareholder, is fictitious. The Migration Department noted...

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Romania / Constitutional Court / 308

Alexandru Firicel raised a constitutional complaint (excepție de neconstituționalitate).
08/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Romania

Key facts of the case:

The applicant challenged the constitutionality of Articles 33 par. (2) and Art. 39 par. (2) of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 80/2013 on court stamp duties ( art. 33 alin. (2) și art. 39 alin. (2) teza întâi din Ordonanța de urgență a...

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Germany / Federal Administrative Court / 1 A 4.17

Russian citizien v Federal state Bremen
27/03/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff, a 19-years old Russian citizen, challenged a so-called deportation order (Abschiebungsanordnung) that was issued against him under section 58a of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz). Arguing that the plaintiff had...

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