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What is the legal value of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights?
The Charter was proclaimed on 7 December 2000 at the Nice European Council, by the European Parliament, the European Commission and by the EU Member States, comprising the European Council. The Charter is legally binding since 1 December 2009 (Treaty of Lisbon). Art 6 (1) TEU reads: The Union recognises the rights, freedoms and principles set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights which shall have the same legal value as the Treaties.next