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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ECJ - C 385/07 P / Judgment

Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH v Commission of the European Communities
16/07/2009
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
By Decision 2001/463/EC of 20 April 2001, the Commission had found abuses of a dominant position by the firm Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland Gmb (below: "DSD") in breach of Article 82 of the EC Treaty. On 5 July 2001,...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 421/07 / Judgment

Criminal proceedings against Frede Damgaard
02/04/2009
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case:

Mr Damgaard was convicted in the Danish courts of advertising a medical product that had been refused marketing authorisation under national legislation. He appealed against this conviction and argued, in part, that the criminal sanction levied on...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 465/07 / Judgment

Meki Elgafaji, Noor Elgafaji v Staatssecretaris van Justitie
17/02/2009
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Netherlands

Key facts of the case:

This was a reference for a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Article 15(c) of Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 19/08 / Judgment

Migrationsverket v Edgar Petrosian and Others
29/01/2009
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Sweden
Key facts of the case:
 
This case involved a reference to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Council Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 of 18 February 2003 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 12/08 / Opinion

Mono Car Styling SA v Dervis Odemis and Others
21/01/2009
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Belgium

Key facts of the case:

In 2004, the company Mono Car Styling (‘Mono Car’) went through a difficult period as a result of a sharp decline in orders and decided to reduce its workforce by way of collective redundancies. An agreement with its workers’ representatives, which...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - T 185/05 / Judgment

Italian Republic v Commission of the European Communities
20/11/2008
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
The case involved a challenge to a decision adopted by the Commission at its meeting on 10 November 2004, whereby external publications of the vacancy notices for senior management posts in the Official Journal of the European...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Denmark / High Court / B-1753-08 (U.2009.504Ø)

Steen and Bolette Gude v Rudersdal Municipiality
05/11/2008
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Denmark

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiffs claimed they had the right to ecrect a billboard prohibiting nude bathing on their private beach. They asserted inter alia that it would be in breach of article 1 and article 3 in the Charter if they should tolerate nude bathing.

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 303/06 / Judgment

S. Coleman v Attridge Law and Steve Law
17/07/2008
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
United Kingdom
Key facts of the case:
 
The case involved a reference regarding Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation. Ms Coleman, worked from 2001 as legal secretary for...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - T 48/05 / Judgment

Yves Franchet and Daniel Byk v Commission of the European Communities
08/07/2008
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU
Key facts of the case:
 
This case involved matters relating to the European Anti-Fraud Office’s (OLAF) investigation of Mr Yves Franchet and Mr Daniel Byk, who are, respectively, the former Director-General and the former Director of Eurostat (...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

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