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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Estonia / Administrative Law Chamber of the Supreme Court of Estonia / 3-17-1026

X vs The Police and Border Guard Board
01/10/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Estonia

Key facts of the case:

X applied for international protection in Estonia, stating that his life and security is in danger as he was believed to belong to an Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) illegal and punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty in...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 
ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Italy / Constitutional Court / Decision No. 194 of 2018

Ordinary Court of Rome
26/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Italy

Key facts of the case:

A private citizen filed a complaint to the Ordinary Court of Rome against the dismissal she was communicated by the company she worked for. She was hired with an open-ended contract on 11 May 2015 and dismissed on 15 December 2015. The company...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania / A-5129-415/2018

F. F. (F. F.), N. P. (N. P.) ir A. P. (A. P.),. v. Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (Migracijos departamentas prie Lietuvos Respublikos vidaus reikalų ministerijos)
26/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case:

Migration Department refused to issue a temporary residence permit for the applicant and claimed that company, of which he is a shareholder, is fictitious. The Migration Department noted...

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Slovenia / Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia / U-I-157/16-12, Up-729/16-15, Up-55/17-20

Bank of Slovenia, European Central Bank. complaint against four court orders of the District Court (Okrožno sodišče) and a decision of the District Court (Okrožno sodišče), and also initiated a review of constitutionality procedure against the Criminal procedure Act (Zakon o kazenskem postopku).
19/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Slovenia

Key facts of the case:

The case originated in criminal (police) investigations against high-profile functionaries and employees of the Bank of Slovenia (BS), including its Governor, in connection with the deletion of subordinated bonds. During the procedures the contested...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Appeal Jurisdiction / Civil appeals No. 2/2018 and 3/2018

Eliades v. Republic of Cyprus; Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd v The Republic of Cyprus
12/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case:

They appealed their conviction on a number of grounds including the principle of lex mitior as enshrined in article 15(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, recognised in the CJEU ruling in Silvio Berlusconi et al...

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Spain / Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court / Roj: STS 3146/2018

A drug trafficking criminal group consisting of seven Columbian citizens vs Administration of Justice and Public Prosecutor
11/09/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case:

This sentence is the response to Cassation No. 10231/2017 presented by seven Columbian citizens who were members of a drug trafficking criminal group- before the Spanish High Court ruling (Chamber 8) of 13 February 2013 for crimes against public...

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Poland / Supreme Administrative Court / II OSK 1346/16

S.E. v. Consul of Poland in R.
19/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

The applicant  submitted a motion for a Schengen visa in order to visit his wife and son who were Polish nationals. That application was refused by the consul. Mr El Hassani submitted a request for review to the same consul who, again refused to...

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Denmark / Supreme Court / 108/2017

Danish Prosecution Service v. T
17/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case

T is a Danish citizen residing in Denmark. In November 2015, a German court suspended T’s driving license after he in September 2015 in Germany drove a car with a blood alcohol level of 1.92 ‰ As a consequence of T’s...

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Finland / Supreme Administrative Court / KHO:2018:112; Decision no. 3774; 173/1/17

X and the Data Protection Ombudsman v Google Finland and Google Inc.
17/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Finland

Key facts of the case:

 

X had requested that Google Finland and Google Inc. remove the links to two web addresses from the results obtained from a search made in Google Search on the basis of X’s name. The internet pages in question contained information relating...

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Poland / Supreme Court / III UZP 4/18

Polish Security Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych, ZUS) v. D.Ś.
02/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

D.Ś. was self-employed and ran a wedding fashion salon. In 2010-2011 he was employed in Slovakia and he filed to Slovak social insurance institution a motion to verify which law is applicable. The institution decided that he does not have to pay...

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