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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Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Appeal Jurisdiction / Civil appeals No. 2/2018 and 3/2018

Eliades v. Republic of Cyprus; Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd v The Republic of Cyprus
12/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

They appealed their conviction on a number of grounds including the principle of lex mitior as enshrined in article 15(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, recognised in the CJEU ruling in Silvio Berlusconi et al...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Spain / Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court / Roj: STS 3146/2018

A drug trafficking criminal group consisting of seven Columbian citizens vs Administration of Justice and Public Prosecutor
11/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case:

This sentence is the response to Cassation No. 10231/2017 presented by seven Columbian citizens who were members of a drug trafficking criminal group- before the Spanish High Court ruling (Chamber 8) of 13 February 2013 for crimes against public...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Denmark / Supreme Court / 108/2017

Danish Prosecution Service v. T
17/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case

T is a Danish citizen residing in Denmark. In November 2015, a German court suspended T’s driving license after he in September 2015 in Germany drove a car with a blood alcohol level of 1.92 ‰ As a consequence of T’s...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Constitutional Court / Decision No. 115 of 2018

The Italian Court of Cassation and the Appeals Court of Milan
10/04/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The Italian Court of Cassation and the Appeals Court of Milan challenged before the Constitutional Court the legitimacy of art. 2 of the Law No. 130 of 2 August 2008, implementing the TFEU and more specifically art. 325 of the TFEU as interpreted by...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Court of Cassation / 3362

Two private citizens v the Public Revenue Agencies (Agenzia delle Entrate)
08/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The two private citizens filed a complaint to the Court of Cassation against the decision of the Latium Regional Tax Commission to consider legitimate the  financial penalty imposed to...

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CJEU - C-218/15 / Judgment

Gianpaolo Paoletti and Others v. Procura della Repubblica
06/10/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Article 6 TEU — Article 49 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Principle of retroactivity of the more lenient criminal law — Italian nationals having organised the illegal entry into...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - T-470/13 / Judgment

Merck v. Commission
08/09/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Market for antidepressant medicinal products containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient citalopram — Concept of restriction of competition ‘by object’ — Potential competition —...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - T-472/13 / Judgment

H. Lundbeck and Others v. European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
08/09/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Market for antidepressant medicinal products containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient citalopram — Concept of restriction of competition ‘by object’ — Potential competition —...

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

CJEU - C-294/16 PPU / Judgment

JZ v. Prokuratura Rejonowa Łódź Śródmieście
28/07/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Urgent preliminary ruling procedure — Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA — Article 26(1) — European arrest warrant — Effects of the surrender — Deduction of the...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Regional Administrative Tribunal / 9554

Telecom Italia v. the Antitrust Authority
20/07/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key fats of the case:

The complainant – Telecom Italia– questioned the legality of Decision No. 25784 of 16 December 2015, Ancillary technical service market, adopted by...

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