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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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: 

Latvia / Civil Affairs Division of the Supreme Court Senate / C31247015 (SKC-79/2018)

Parties have been anonymised
06/06/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Latvia

Key facts of the case:

In this case the applicant who is a female claimed that she was discriminated on gender grounds because her collegue who is male had a higher salary – around EUR 850 more than she earned, even though they were working in the same position. The...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Netherlands / Council of State / ECLI:NL:RVS:2018:1802

Third country national v. Secretary of State of Justice and Security
31/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

This case is about an Iranian who sought asylum in the Netherlands. However, he will be sent back to Iran. He claims he will run serious risks there because he has a Christian tattoo on his hand. The Secretary of State and the court, too, are not...

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Ireland / Supreme Court / [2017] IESC 35

N.H.V. v Minister for Justice & Equality and ors
30/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Ireland

Key facts of the case: 

The case concerned the right of asylum seekers to work in Ireland. ‘Direct provision’ is the system which applies to asylum seekers while their applications for refugee status are being...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Czech Republic / The Supreme Court / 30 Cdo 4231/2016

PLAINTIFF: WIS ENERGO MORAVSKÝ ŽIŽKOV S. R. O.AND WIS ENERGO KLADNO A. S., BOTH COMPANIES PRODUCING SOLAR ENERGY DEFENDANT: THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
28/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Czechia

Key facts of the case:

The Plaintiffs, both of them companies producing solar energy, demanded compensation amounting to millions of CZK from the Czech Republic. The production of photovoltaic electricity was supported by the CR according to the Act on Support for...

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Latvia / Riga District Court / C33511316

Parties have been anonymised
23/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Latvia

Key facts of the case:

 

During June 2015, the defendant posted several photos from applicant’s property with the applicant’s name. The photos were posted with descriptions saying that the claimant is a bad neighbour, etc. The applicant also filed a complaint with...

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Germany / Federal Constitutional Court / 2 BvR 37/18

Romanian citizen v. Federal state of Schleswig-Holstein
09/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is a Romanian citizen who lodged a constitutional complaint against his extradiction to Romania because of the detention conditions in the  target country. The plantiff was arrested in Germany because of a European Arrest Warrant...

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Austria / Highest Administrative Court / Ra 2017/19/0602

Syrian national vs. Austria
03/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Austria

Key facts of the case 

A Syrian national entered the EU in Bulgaria and applied for asylum there on 18 November 2016. Following this, she applied for asylum again in Austria on 30 Dezember 2016. The Federal Asylum Authority consulted the Bulgarian authorities and...

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Germany / Bavarian Administrative Court / 20 BV 16.1961

Company v Provincial capital Munich
03/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plantiff is a company producing, filling and marketing honey, sold, among others, in small 20 g packages which do not indicate the country of origin. However, these packages are packed in paper boxes which display information on the country of...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Primary Jurisdiction / Civil application No. 33/2018

Re. the application of Ioannis Hadjioannou and George Longkritis for permit to file an application for a certiorari order
02/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

The applicants applied for a certiorari order cancelling a discovery order that had been issued by the District Court on 19 January 2018 which gave the police access to their telecommunication data for the purpose of investigating a criminal case...

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