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Application of EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK

Inquiry status: concluded

The European Scrutiny Committee took oral evidence early this year from the Secretary of State for Justice and EU legal experts on the legal applicability of the rights, freedoms and principles of the EU Charter of  Fundamental Rights in the UK, in the light of the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU and of UK courts, and of Protocol (No. 30) to the EU Treaties.

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