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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.
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    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:2014:2358
  • Víctor Manuel Julian Hernández and Others v Reino de España (Subdelegación del Gobierno de España en Alicante) and Others
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Fifth Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2014:2055
  • Glatzel
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    COURT (Fifth Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Elisabeta Dano and Florin Dano v Jobcenter Leipzig
    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:2014:341
  • Pelckmans Turnhout NV v Walter Van Gastel Balen NV and Others
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (First Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Employment and social policy
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2014:304
  • Industrie du bois de Vielsalm & Cie (IBV) SA Industrie du bois de Vielsalm & Cie (IBV) SA v Région wallonne Région wallonne
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    General Court (Fourth Chamber)
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    Decision
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  • Glatzel
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General Bot
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    Opinion
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  • Sky Italia Srl v Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Second Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Audiovisual and media
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2013:496
  • Sky Italia Srl v Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Audiovisual and media
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2013:323
  • Industrie du bois de Vielsalm & Cie (IBV) SA Industrie du bois de Vielsalm & Cie (IBV) SA v Région wallonne Région wallonne
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    Type:
    Opinion
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