|CJEU: Research and Documentation Directorate
|Court of Justice of the European Union
The scope of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the “Charter”) is defined in Article 51 thereof, pursuant to which:
With regard to European Union legal acts, the Court has carried out a review in the light of the fundamental rights in its case-law relating to the validity of certain acts of secondary legislation and it has stated that some acts, such as European EU law regulations and directives, must of necessity be interpreted in the light of the fundamental rights. In addition, the Union cannot conclude an international agreement that is incompatible with such rights.
As regards the Member States, the Court has ruled, in the context of a number of requests for a preliminary ruling, on the notion of the ‘implementation of European EU law’, providing, in particular, a list of factors which may be taken into consideration to determine whether a national rule is covered by that notion.
|Justice and Home Affairs, Law, Values and Beliefs
|EU Law, Fundamental | Human Rights
|CJEU Judgements, EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
|European Union [EU]