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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Portugal / Constitutional Court / 242/2018

Public Prosecutor’s Office
08/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

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Article 7 (3) of Law 34/2004 of 29 July (law governing access to the law and to the courts), as amended by Law 47/2007, of 28 August, excluded immediately and categorically the possibility of granting legal aid to legal persons operating...

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Portugal / Constitutional Court / 403/2015 and 773/15

Appraisal of the constitutionality of a Decree passed by the Parliament
27/08/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal

Key facts of the case:

The President of the Republic asked the Constitutional Court to make an appraisal of whether Article 78 (2) in Parliamentary Decree 426/XII entitled “Legal System of the Republic’s...

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Sweden / Supreme Court / 461-11

BillerudKorsnäs Sweden Ltd v Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
25/02/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Sweden

Key facts of the case:

On 10 December 2007 National Environmental Protection Agency decided that Billerud Karlsborg Ltd. and Billerud Skärblacka Ltd. (now one company) should pay a charge to the State for from the companies' factories in accordance with Chapter 8,...

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Spain / Constitutional Court / 26/2014

Stefano Melloni
13/02/2014
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case:

The judgment was the response to an appeal for constitutional rights’ protection (recurso de amparo), filed by Stefano Melloni, against an order of the Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) which had agreed to implement a European arrest warrant...

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Croatia / Constitutional Court / U-I-5600/2012 U-I-129/2013 U-I-130/2013 U-I-131/2013

Applicant in the Constitutional review was Ante Šumelj from Zagreb
23/04/2013
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Croatia

Key facts of the case:

The applicant, Ante Šumelj from Zagreb (hereinafter: the applicant), applied for the constitutional review of the Enforcement Act (Ovršni zakon) (2012), the Act Repealing the Public Bailiffs Act (Zakon o prestanku važenja Zakona o javnim...

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CJEU - C 399/11 / Judgment

Stefano Melloni v Ministerio Fiscal
26/02/2013
Court of Justice of the European Union
Key facts of the case:
  1. This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation and, if necessary, the validity of Article 4a(1) of Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures
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CJEU - C 399/11 / Opinion

Criminal proceedings against Stefano Melloni
02/10/2012
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Spain
Key facts of the case:
  1. This reference for a preliminary ruling requests the Court to interpret and, if necessary, to assess the validity of Article 4a(1) of Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender
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Slovenia / Constitutional Court / Up-690/10

Danas Vizgirda v Supreme Court
10/05/2012
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Slovenia

Key facts of the case:

The petitioner, a Lithuanian national, was issued a side punishment of deportation of a foreigner from the country. The petitioner asked for extraordinary mitigation of this punishment and used all available legal remedies, including a complaint to...

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Portugal / Tribunal Constitucional / Judgment 97/2011

Scope of article 78a (1) of the Constitutional Court Act
09/02/2011
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Portugal
Key facts of the case:
 
The situation under review is in the scope of article 78a (1) of the Constitutional Court Act (Lei do Tribunal Constitucional), since a similar question had already been subject to a previous judgment of this Court, Judgment No....
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