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Article 52 - Scope and interpretation

1. Any limitation on the exercise of the rights and freedoms recognised by this Charter must be provided for by law and respect the essence of those rights and freedoms. Subject to the principle of proportionality, limitations may be made only if they are necessary and genuinely meet objectives of general interest recognised by the Union or the need to protect the rights and freedoms of others.
2. Rights recognised by this Charter for which provision is made in the Treaties shall be exercised under the conditions and within the limits defined by those Treaties.
3. In so far as this Charter contains rights which correspond to rights guaranteed by the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the meaning and scope of those rights shall be the same as those laid down by the said Convention. This provision shall not prevent Union law providing more extensive protection.
4. In so far as this Charter recognises fundamental rights as they result from the constitutional traditions common to the Member States, those rights shall be interpreted in harmony with those traditions.
5. The provisions of this Charter which contain principles may be implemented by legislative and executive acts taken by institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union, and by acts of Member States when they are implementing Union law, in the exercise of their respective powers. They shall be judicially cognisable only in the interpretation of such acts and in the ruling on their legality.
6. Full account shall be taken of national laws and practices as specified in this Charter.
7. The explanations drawn up as a way of providing guidance in the interpretation of this Charter shall be given due regard by the courts of the Union and of the Member States.

  • Hungary / Supreme Court / Kfv.III.37.666/2012/27
    Three mobile operators v state authority entitled to utilize radio frequencies owned by the state
    Decision date:
    26 Feb 2013
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Curia
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Audiovisual and media
  • Germany / Federal Administrative Court / 10 C 23.12
    Pakistani citizen v Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
    Decision date:
    20 Feb 2013
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Federal Administrative Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    Asylum and migration
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    DE:BVerwG:2013:200213U10C23.12.0
  • Germany / Federal Administrative Court / BVerwG 10 C 15.12
    Afghan citizen v Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
    Decision date:
    31 Jan 2013
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Federal Administrative Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    Asylum and migration
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    DE:BVerwG:2013:310113U10C15.12.0
  • CJEU - C 283/11 / Judgment
    Sky Österreich GmbH v Österreichischer Rundfunk
    Decision date:
    22 Jan 2013
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
  • CJEU - C - 2583/11 P / Opinion
    Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Others v European Parliament and Council of the European Union
    Decision date:
    17 Jan 2013
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Opinion of Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
  • CJEU - T 590/10 / Judgment
    Thesing and Bloomberg Finance v ECB
    Decision date:
    29 Nov 2012
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Seventh Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
  • CJEU - C 334/12 RX‑II / Opinion
    Oscar Orlando Arango Jaramillo and Others v European Investment Bank
    Decision date:
    21 Nov 2012
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Opinion of Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
  • Austria / Asylum Court / B3 259443-5/2008
    2 asylum seekers from Serbia v Federal Asylum Office
    Decision date:
    23 Oct 2012
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Austria / Asylum Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    Asylum and migration
  • Austria / Asylum Court / E3 428458-1/2012
    Claimant from Pakistan v Federal Asylum Office
    Decision date:
    23 Oct 2012
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Austria / Asylum Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    Asylum and migration
  • CJEU - C 396/11 / Opinion
    Ministerul Public - Parchetul de pe lângă Curtea de Apel Constanţa v Ciprian Vasile Radu
    Decision date:
    18 Oct 2012
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Opinion of Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion

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