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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France / Court of Cassation / N° de pourvoi: 18-10062

M. X/French Republic
18/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

Key facts of the case:

Mr X, a Venezuelan national, arrived at Roissy airport on 22 October 2017, without being authorised to enter France. He was notified, on the one hand, of a refusal to enter France, and on the other hand, of a decision to keep him in a waiting zone,...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Latvia / Administrative Regional Court / A420197217

A/S “Delfi” and an individual
12/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Latvia

Key facts of the case:

The applicant applied to the court after A/S “Delfi” made unlawful actions (A/S “Delfi” posted hyperlinks that link to the articles that include applicant’s personal data about criminal proceedings in one case) in...

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Croatia / Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia / U-III-208/2018

Nurettin Oral, applicant
10/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Croatia

Key facts of the case:

A citizen of the Republic of Turkey and resident of the Swiss Confederation, was deprived of liberty while crossing the Croatian border with Serbia as he was found in the security database following an arrest warrant...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Bulgaria / Supreme Cassation Court of the Republic of Bulgaria / Private civil case 2253/2018

Cassation appellant: Mr E.D.M. seeking compensation for unlawful actions by investigative police
05/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Bulgaria

Key facts of the case:

As a result of a ruling by the lower appellate and the lowest instance, terminating his civil case in question, a Mr E.D.M. submitted a cassation appeal asking whether Art. 13 of the ECHR could open the possibility for compensation for damage...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Ireland / High Court / [2018] IEHC 403

Muraview & anor -v- The Minister for Justice and Equality & ors
04/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Ireland

Key facts of the case:

The case concerned an application by a citizen of the Russian Federation for temporary residence in the State by virtue of his parentage of his son, the second named applicant, who was born in Ireland and is an Irish citizen.The applicants sought to...

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Belgium / Constitutional Court / 81/2018

The Order of Flemish Lawyers and D.M. v. The Belgian State
28/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Belgium

Key facts of the case

The Act of 25 December 2016 to amend the legal status of prisoners, surveillance in prisons and divers provisions concerning justice inserted a new Article in the Judicial Code. Article 81 of this Act inserts the obligation...

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Denmark / Supreme Court / 81/2017

Nordens Céu Sagrado Mester Fernandos Center for Meditation og Videnskab v. the Ministry of Health
26/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case: 

The case concerned whether the Ministry of health had violated the rights to freedom of religion by refusing to provide – for the use in a religious practise – authorisation to the import of ayahuasca wine, which...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Bulgaria / Supreme Administrative Court of the Republic of Bulgaria / 14082/2017

Appellate: S.I. LLC against an act by the head of the contracting authority of an operative programme
21/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Bulgaria

Key facts of the case:

The appellant S.I. LLC appealed against a decision of the lower administrative court, rejecting the company’s appeal against a decision by the contracting authority of an operative programme, obliging the company to reimburse funds under a grant...

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Bulgaria / Supreme Cassation Court of the Republic of Bulgaria / 1/2016

Proposing parties: vice presidents and chairs of the Civil and Commercial Chambers of the Supreme Cassation Court
21/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Bulgaria

Key facts of the case:

As the group of persons entitled to receive compensation for non-material damage caused by the wrongful death of a relative/person in close relations is not determined by Bulgarian law, this has traditionally been done by decrees of the plenary of...

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Belgium / Constitutional Court / 77/2018

E.M. and the non-profit organisation “Aimer Jeunes” v. Belgian State
21/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Belgium

Key facts of the case

The Act of 6 July 2016 amends the Judicial Code concerning legal assistance. To determine if a person qualifies for legal assistance, the Order of Lawyers is no longer required to merely take into account the income of the...

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