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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 64 No 4 (2018), 11–18

Listina základních práv EU jako měřítko pro vnitrostátní legislativu?

[The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU as a Yardstick for National Legislation?]

Jan Grinc

announced: 04. 01. 2019


The article discusses the possibilities and modes of utilizing the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU as a human rights yardstick against which national legislation may be measured, especially in the Czech Republic. It considers the formal and material features of the Charter and comes to a conclusion that because of the close link between the Charter and the rest of EU law, the assessment whether national legislation complies with the Charter is best made as a part of the assessment of the legislation’s compatibility with EU law in general. Used separately as a source of human rights, the Charter has little new to offer in comparison with the national and international sources.

keywords: Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU; legislation; fundamental rights

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