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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.
  • Kreshnik Ymeraga and Others v Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de l’Immigration.
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Second Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2013:291
  • Agim Ajdini v Belgian State
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Sixth Chamber
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2013:103
  • Alliance One International Inc. and Others v European Commission and Others
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Association Kokopelli v Graines Baumaux SAS
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    EU:C:2012:28
  • Alliance One International Inc. and Others v European Commission and Others
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Opinion of Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Károly Nagy v Mezőgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatal
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Third Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Cosimo Damiano Vino v Poste Italiane SpA
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Sixth Chamber)
    Type:
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • European Commission v Belgium
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • European Commission v French Republic
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • European Commission v Luxembourg
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
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