eu-charter

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Article 20 - Equality before the law

Article 20 - Equality before the law

Everyone is equal before the law.

  • Text:

    This Article corresponds to a principle which is included in all European constitutions and has also been recognised by the Court of Justice as a basic principle of Community law (judgment of 13 November 1984, Case 283/83 Racke [1984] ECR 3791, judgment of 17 April 1997, Case 15/95 EARL [1997] ECR I?1961, and judgment of 13 April 2000, Case 292/97 Karlsson  [2000] ECR 2737).

    Source:
    Official Journal of the European Union C 303/17 - 14.12.2007
    Preamble - Explanations relating to the Charter of Fundamental Rights:
    These explanations were originally prepared under the authority of the Praesidium of the Convention which drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Although they do not as such have the status of law, they are a valuable tool of interpretation intended to clarify the provisions of the Charter.
  • Proposing parties: vice presidents and chairs of the Civil and Commercial Chambers of the Supreme Cassation Court
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Supreme Cassation Court of the Republic of Bulgaria
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Constitutional petition of XX, bancrupcy trustee concerning violation of fundamental rights by the resolution of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic of 31 January 2017, No. 2 M Cdo 1/2017
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Constitutional Court of Slovak Republic
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:SK:USSR:2018:3.US.4.2018.2
  • Bastei Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG v Michael Strotzer.
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Information society
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:400
  • Grupo Norte Facility SA v Angel Manuel Moreira Gómez
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Employment and social policy
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:390
  • Zsolt Sziber v ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Second Chamber)
    Type:
    Policy area:
    Consumers
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:367
  • PLAINTIFF: WIS ENERGO MORAVSKÝ ŽIŽKOV S. R. O.AND WIS ENERGO KLADNO A. S., BOTH COMPANIES PRODUCING SOLAR ENERGY DEFENDANT: THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    The Supreme Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Energy
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej sp. z o.o. v European Chemicals Agency
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    General Court (First Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:T:2018:44
  • Gardenia Vernaza Ayovi v Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Employment and social policy
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:43
  • Zsolt Sziber v ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Policy area:
    Consumers
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:9
  • Grupo Norte Facility SA v Angel Manuel Moreira Gómez
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate Gnereal
    Type:
    Policy area:
    Employment and social policy
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2017:1022

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