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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 Joined Cases C-596/16 and C-597/16 / Judgment
    Enzo Di Puma v Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob) (C-596/16), Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob) v Antonio Zecca (C-597/16)
    Decision date:
    20 Mar 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:192
  • CJEU Case C-380/16 / Judgment
    European Commission v Federal Republic of Germany.
    Decision date:
    08 Feb 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Sixth Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Taxation
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:76
  • CJEU Case C-473/16 / Judgment
    F v Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal.
    Decision date:
    25 Jan 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Third Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Asylum and migration
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2018:36
  • CJEU Case T-639/16 P / Judgment
    FV v Council of the European Union
    Decision date:
    23 Jan 2018
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    General Court (Appeal Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Institutional affairs
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:T:2018:22
  • CJEU Case C-42/17 / Judgment
    Criminal proceedings against M.A.S. and M.B.
    Decision date:
    05 Dec 2017
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2017:936
  • CJEU Case C-426/16 / Opinion
    Liga van Moskeeën en Islamitische Organisaties Provincie Antwerpen, VZW and Others v Vlaams Gewest
    Decision date:
    30 Nov 2017
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Culture
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2017:926
  • ECtHR / Application no. 72508/13 / Judgment
    Merabishvili v. Georgia
    Decision date:
    28 Nov 2017
    Deciding body type:
    European Court of Human Rights
    Deciding body:
    Grand Chamber
    Policy area:
    Employment and social policy
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:CE:ECHR:2017:1128JUD007250813
  • CJEU Case C-534/16 / Judgment
    Finančné riaditeľstvo Slovenskej republiky v BB construct s.r.o.
    Decision date:
    26 Oct 2017
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Ninth Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Taxation
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2017:820
  • CJEU Case C-473/16 / Opinion
    F v Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal
    Decision date:
    05 Oct 2017
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Asylum and migration
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2017:739
  • CJEU Case C-524/15 / Opinion
    Criminal proceedings against Luca Menci.
    Decision date:
    12 Sep 2017
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2017:667

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