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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Denmark / Supreme Court / 251/2017

A v. the Danish National Police.
02/05/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case:

A, an Iraqi citizen, who had not legally resided in Denmark, refused to cooperate in relation to his extraction to Iraq. Due to his lack of consent, the Iraqi authorities would not cooperate in concern of the forced...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Greece / Council of State / 1414/2018

Ministry of National Defence
30/04/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Greece

Key facts of the case:

The case concerns a petition lodged before the Council of State for the annulment of a Decision by the Special Secretariat of the Ministry of Defence on the appointment of the Staff Council members for the General Headquarters of Aviation. The...

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Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Appeal Jurisdiction / Civil Appeal No. 26/2017

Re. the Application of Artemis Kkolos for the issue of a certiorari order
26/04/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

 In 2017 the appellant applied to the Supreme Court seeking to annul an order issued by the first instance court which had granted access to his IP address. At the first instance trial, the applicant had argued that the issue of the order for access...

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Finland / Supreme Administrative Court / KHO:2018:52; Decision 1762; 3891/4/17

X v the Finnish Immigration Service
13/04/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Finland

Key facts of the case:

The Finnish Immigration Service had rejected X’s asylum application which was based on a fear of persecution on grounds of sexual orientation. The administrative court upheld the decision, after having held an oral hearing in the case. Both the...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Constitutional Court / Decision No. 115 of 2018

The Italian Court of Cassation and the Appeals Court of Milan
10/04/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The Italian Court of Cassation and the Appeals Court of Milan challenged before the Constitutional Court the legitimacy of art. 2 of the Law No. 130 of 2 August 2008, implementing the TFEU and more specifically art. 325 of the TFEU as interpreted by...

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Czech Republic / The Supreme Administrative Court / 5 Azs 53/2018 – 27

PLAINTIFF: J. N. S. DEFENDANT: THE GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF THE FOREIGN POLICE (ŘEDITELSTVÍ SLUŽBY CIZINECKÉ POLICIE)
29/03/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Opinion
Czechia

Key facts of the case:

The Plaintiff was issued a decision on his administrative detention for the purpose of administrative expulsion by the Police. He appealed to the Defendant who upheld the decision. Therefore, the Plaintiff challenged the decision before the Regional...

Germany / Federal Administrative Court / 1 A 4.17

Russian citizien v Federal state Bremen
27/03/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff, a 19-years old Russian citizen, challenged a so-called deportation order (Abschiebungsanordnung) that was issued against him under section 58a of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz). Arguing that the plaintiff had...

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Austria / Constitutional Court / E3296/2017

Iranian national vs. Austria
26/02/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Austria

Key facts of the case

The complainant, an Iranian national, applied for international protection on 28 October 2015 following his entry into the Federal territory of Austria. He brought forward to be Christan and that based on that he would be persecuted in Iran in case...

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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania / A-1452-442/2018

A.G. v. State Data Protection Inspectorate (Valstybinė duomenų apsaugos inspekcija)
07/02/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case:

The Applicant submitted complaint to the State Data Protection Inspectorate (Valstybinė duomenų apsaugos inspekcija) regarding video cameras installed on the house of the neighbor (S.B.), which also faced the private territory, windows of...

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Belgium / Council of State / 240.621

Non-identified foreign citizen v. The Belgian State
30/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Belgium

Key facts of the case

In June 2013, the plaintiff entered the country of Belgium. He submitted a request for asylum on 25 April 2014. On 19 November 2014, the State Secretary for Asylum and Migration denied the request and issued an order to...

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