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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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court / eA-631-143/2017

UAB „15min“ v Public Information Ethics Association (Visuomenės informavimo etikos asociacija)
21/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case: 

On 18 June 2015 news portal www.15min.lt published article, written by the third...

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Belgium / Council of State / 237.723

Hugo Bogaerts, Kristien Roelants, Lin Ploegaert, Marina Apers, Marc van Damme v Belgium
21/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Belgium

Key facts of the case: 

A Royal Decree of 30 January 2014 changed the costs of joint petitions to the Council of State. Whereas petitioners previously only had to pay one fee, the Royal Decree put down that each...

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Greece / Council of State / 134/2018

Bank of Greece - CITIBANK INTERNATIONAL P.L.C
17/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Greece

Key facts of the case:

The applicant was a branch of a credit institution established in Greece authorized in another EU Member State, subject to the supervision of the Bank. The infringements for which the fines at issue were imposed are governed by provisions of general...

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Germany / Federal Court of Justice / I ZR 42/15

Coalition of German Collecting Societies (Zusammenschluss deutscher Verwertungsgesellschaften) v Company which produces, imports, and sells personal computers in Germany
16/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Germany

Key facts of the case: 

The plaintiff, the Coalition of German Collecting Societies (managing copyrights on behalf of authors), sued a German computer company for selling personal computers with a built-in hard...

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Greece / Council of State / 311/2018

Athens Pharmaceutical Association-Ministry of National Defence, v. Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, Ministry of Health
07/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Greece

Key facts of the case:

The case concerns a petition lodged before the Greek Council of State by the Athens Pharmaceutical Association for the annulment of the Ministerial Decrees regulating the establishment and operation of military...

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Romania / Alba Iulia Court of Appeal

P.M.S. v the National Council for Combatting Discrimination
03/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Opinion
Romania

Key facts of the case:

In this case a local township challenged the decision of the Romanian national equality body, the National Council for Combating Discrimination (...

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Spain / Supreme Court / 351/2017

VOX (political party) against the Resolution of the Spanish Electoral Board of 9 December 2015
01/03/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Spain

Key facts of the case: 

This decision is the Spanish Supreme Court's response to appeal no. 4284/15 lodged by the VOX political party against the Resolution of the Spanish Electoral Board of 9 December 2015. On...

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Lithuania / Supreme Administrative Court / A-2445-624/2017

R. G.-M. and J. B. v Migration Board of Vilnius County Chief Police Commissariat (Vilniaus apskrities vyriausiojo policijos komisariato Migracijos valdyba)
28/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Lithuania

Key facts of the case: 

The applicants’ daughter was born in Lithuania and on her birth certificate, first Lithuanian passport and French passport her forename and surname were spelled in original, i.e. with non-Lithuanian symbols, such as “x...

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Denmark / Supreme Court / 267/2016

Danish Prosecution Service v T
24/02/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case: 

The Romanien authorities had issued a European arrest warrant for extradition of the complainant; T. T argued that the Danish authorities should refuse extradition under the arrest...

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