Legislation and case law

Applicable legislation to EU citizens and case law judgements

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Legislation in the EU and its Member States guarantees citizens' fundamental rights and freedoms. Each country has its own law, legal system and constitutional requirements. In addition, all Member States are bound by the law of the European Union and by international law. Case law consists of the decisions made by the courts when interpreting the law being applied in cases. The decisions are available in searchable databases. Most of these are free of charge, but you have to pay on some databases.