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-128/18/ Judgment

Dumitru-Tudor Dorobantu v Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Hamburg
15/10/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 4 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’) and Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA
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CJEU Case C-136/17/ Judgment

GC, AF, BH, ED v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL)
24/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement
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CJEU Cases C-542/18 RX-II, C-543/18 RX-II/ Opinion

Eric Simpson v Council of the European Union and HG v European Commission
12/09/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion

Introduction

What should happen if candidates duly qualified to perform the duties of judge at the European Union Civil Service Tribunal (‘the CST’) are appointed following a procedure that proves to be irregular? These unprecedented proceedings contain all the...

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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-469/17/ Judgment

Funke Medien NRW GmbH v Bundesrepublik Deutschland
29/07/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 2(a), Article 3(1) and Article 5(2) and (3) of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 
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CJEU Case C-619/18 / Jugdment

European Commission v Poland
24/06/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

By its application, the European Commission requests that the Court declare that, first, by lowering the retirement age of the judges appointed to the Sąd Najwyższy (Supreme Court, Poland) and by applying that measure to the judges in post appointed...

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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 T-737/17/ Judgment

Francis Wattiau v European Parliament
30/04/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

APPLICATION under Article 270 TFEU seeking annulment, first, of the decision of the Luxembourg Settlements Office for the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme of the European Union, as evidenced by payment slip No 244 of 25 January 2017, making the applicant liable for the...

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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
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CJEU Case T-11/17/ Judgment

RK v Council of European Union
07/02/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union

Key facts

Application under Article 270 TFEU, seeking, first, annulment of the undated decision of the Council, adopted on the basis of Article 42c of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, to...

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