Chartering Europe: Legal Status and Policy Implications of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

20 Pages Posted: 14 May 2003

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Agustín José Menéndez

Arena, Universitetet i Oslo; Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Leon

Abstract

This article aims at exploring the legal status and policy implications of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. It is argued that the Charter has legal value, despite the fact that it has not been incorporated into Community law. This is so to the extent that it consolidates existing law. The additional symbolic value of the Charter grounds the claim that it will have concrete policy impacts. It will have an effect on the weighting of social and economic goals of the Union, on its external trade and development policy, on the enlargement process (Article 49 TEU), and on the potential application of sanctions to Member States (Article 7 TEU).

Suggested Citation

Menéndez, Agustín José, Chartering Europe: Legal Status and Policy Implications of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=330384

Agustín José Menéndez (Contact Author)

Arena, Universitetet i Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavs plass
Oslo, N-0317
Norway

Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Leon ( email )

Campus de la Vegazana S/N
Leon, 24071
Spain

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