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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.

  • CJEU Case C-234/17 / Opinion
    XC, YB, ZA in the presence of the Principal Public Prosecutor
    Decision date:
    05 Jun 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:391
  • CJEU Case C-673/16 / Jugdment
    Relu Adrian Coman and Others v Inspectoratul General pentru Imigrări and Ministerul Afacerilor Interne
    Decision date:
    05 Jun 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:385
  • CJEU Case C-426/16 / Judgment
    Liga van Moskeeën en Islamitische Organisaties Provincie Antwerpen, VZW and Others v Vlaams Gewest
    Decision date:
    29 May 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Culture
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:335
  • Germany / Federal Constitutional Court / 2 BvR 37/18
    Romanian citizen v. Federal state of Schleswig-Holstein
    Decision date:
    09 May 2018
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Federal Constitutional Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:DE:BVerfG:2018:rk20180509.2bvr003718
  • Portugal / Constitutional Court / 242/2018
    Public Prosecutor’s Office
    Decision date:
    08 May 2018
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Constitutional Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
  • Romania / Constitutional Court / 308
    Alexandru Firicel raised a constitutional complaint (excepție de neconstituționalitate).
    Decision date:
    08 May 2018
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Constitutional Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
  • CJEU Case C-207/16 / Opinion
    Proceedings brought by Ministerio Fisca
    Decision date:
    03 May 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Information society
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:300
  • Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Primary Jurisdiction / Civil application No. 33/2018
    Re. the application of Ioannis Hadjioannou and George Longkritis for permit to file an application for a certiorari order
    Decision date:
    02 May 2018
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Supreme Court of Cyprus, Primary Jurisdiction
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Information society
  • Cyprus / Supreme Court of Cyprus, Appeal Jurisdiction / Civil Appeal No. 26/2017
    Re. the Application of Artemis Kkolos for the issue of a certiorari order
    Decision date:
    26 Apr 2018
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Supreme Court of Cyprus, Appeal Jurisdiction
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Information society
  • CJEU Case C-353/16 / Judgment
    MP v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    Decision date:
    24 Apr 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Asylum and migration
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:276

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