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 Case C-617/17/ Judgement

Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A. v Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów
03/04/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of the principle of ne bis in idem enshrined in Article 50 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,
  2. ...
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...

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

Netherlands / Supreme Court / ECLI:NL:HR:2018:901

Public Prosecutor v. accused
12/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

This case is about a fisherman fishing in the North Sea with fishing nets which have been manipulated (the meshes have been made smaller or have been obstructed) contrary to Regulation (EC) no. 850/98. This means that young, small fish cannot escape...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Constitutional Court / Decision No. 43 of 2018

Ordinary Court of Monza
24/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The constitutional legitimacy question was raised by the Ordinary Court of Monza during a judicial proceeding involving a private citizen charged with tax evasion. The subject was convicted both by an administrative Court and a criminal Court of the...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Estonia / Supreme Court / 1-17-4924/15

H.K. v the Prosecutors office
17/11/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Estonia

Key facts of the case: 

It was suspected that H.K. was guilty of money laundering, pursuant Article 394 section 2 subsection 3 of the Penal Code; these proceedings are ongoing. Information for this suspicion was...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Supreme Court / 16/01180

Accused v Public Prosecutor
31/10/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case: 

A legal person transferred two containers with used paper from the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia by ship, against the rules of the European Waste Shipment Regulation 1013/2006 for the transfer of waste products. It had...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Greece / Council of State / 134/2018

Bank of Greece - CITIBANK INTERNATIONAL P.L.C
17/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Greece

Key facts of the case:

The applicant was a branch of a credit institution established in Greece authorized in another EU Member State, subject to the supervision of the Bank. The infringements for which the fines at issue were imposed are governed by provisions of general...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Supreme Court / 16/02616

Public Prosecutor v accused
14/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case: 

The Public Prosecutor accused a farmer of purposely using wrong eartags for a cow so that it would seem that these animals were in compliance with the meaning of those eartags. The accused...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

ECtHR / Application nos. 24130/11 and 29758/11 / Judgment

A and B v. Norway
15/11/2016
European Court of Human Rights
Decision

Key facts of the case:

THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE

  1. The first applicant, Mr A, was born in 1960 and lives in Norway. The second applicant, Mr B, was born in 1965 and lives in Florida, United States of America.
  2. The applicants and Mr E.K.
  3. ...
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