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The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Its Relationship with other European Human Rights Norms

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This chapter is dedicated to the relationship between the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and other European human rights norms. The first section studies the material and personal scope of the European human rights norms having the EUCFR as the starting point of the comparison. The second section focuses on the so-called horizontal provisions of the EU Charter of Fundamental which regulate the scope of application of this instrument and its relationship with other European norms as well as the national constitutions of the member states. It is often said that the material scope of the Charter is broader than the ECHR and that, in contrast, the personal scope of the ECHR is wider than the Charter. From the CJEU perspective, the Charter is now viewed in many cases as the "normative umbrella" or "guiding norms" in the adjudication of human rights at EU level.

Keywords: CJEU; ECHR; Eu Charter; European HumanRights norms; Fundamental Rights; personal scope



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