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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Italy / Constitutional Court / Decision No. 43 of 2018

Ordinary Court of Monza
24/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

The constitutional legitimacy question was raised by the Ordinary Court of Monza during a judicial proceeding involving a private citizen charged with tax evasion. The subject was convicted both by an administrative Court and a criminal Court of the...

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Austria / Highest Administrative Court / Ra 2018/20/0001

Asylum seeker facing removal to Italy, Administrative Court
23/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Austria

Key facts of the case

The judgement of the Highest Administrative Court does not provide much information on the original case. However, the case was about a women with two children who faced removal to Italy based on the Dublin III regulation....

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Czech Republic / The Supreme Administrative Court / 6 Azs 253/2016 – 49

PLAINTIFF: M. K., A LONG TERM VISA APPLICANT DEFENDANT: THE APPEAL COMMISSION ON THE RESIDENCE OF FOREIGN NATIONALS (KOMISE PRO ROZHODOVÁNÍ VE VĚCECH POBYTU CIZINCŮ)
04/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Czechia

Key facts of the case:

The Plaintiff, a citizen of Ukraine, applied for a long-term student visa. The Ministry of the Interior (Ministerstvo vnitra) did not grant him a visa and the Defendant upheld the decision. The Plaintiff challenged the Defendant’s decision before...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Hungary / Curia / Kfv.VI.37.616/2017 (EBH2018.K.18.)

Bangladeshi citizen and first instance immigration authority
01/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is a Bangladeshi citizen with refugee status in Hungary. In 2016 the plaintiff and his family members (a wife and three children who remained in Bangladesh) submitted a request for a visa for...

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Hungary / Budapest-Capital Regional Court of Appeal / 5.Beuf.10.142/2018 (EBD2018.B.23.)

Defendant with foreign nationality and public prosecutor representing the State
01/01/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Hungary

Key facts of the case:

A Slovak court issued a European arrest warrant against the defendant in a pending criminal procedure. An unrelated criminal procedure was initiated against the defendant before the Hungarian authorities. In view of the European arrest warrant, the...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

France / Council of State / 416192

Ms A. v Prefecture of Essonne
05/12/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

Key facts of the case: 

Mr. and Mrs. A. presented a request for asylum for themselves and their son D to the Prefecture of Essonne on 27 June 2017. In two Orders of 2 November 2017, the Prefect of Essonne...

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Estonia / Supreme Court / 1-17-4924/15

H.K. v the Prosecutors office
17/11/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Estonia

Key facts of the case: 

It was suspected that H.K. was guilty of money laundering, pursuant Article 394 section 2 subsection 3 of the Penal Code; these proceedings are ongoing. Information for this suspicion was...

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Netherlands / Supreme Court / 16/01180

Accused v Public Prosecutor
31/10/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case: 

A legal person transferred two containers with used paper from the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia by ship, against the rules of the European Waste Shipment Regulation 1013/2006 for the transfer of waste products. It had...

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