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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000/C 364/01)

Year of current version:2000
Date of Text (Adopted):December 7, 2000
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:- This quasi-constitutional legal text is a Solemn Proclamation of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The Charter reaffirms the rights and entailed responsibilities common to the Member States.
- According to Article 17(2), “Intellectual property shall be protected.” For other relevant provisions, see Articles 8, 16, 22, 37, and 38.
Available Texts: 
English

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000/C 364/01) Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000/C 364/01), Complete document (pdf) [85 KB]

French

Charte des Droits Fondamentaux de l'Union Européenne(2000/C 364/01) Charte des Droits Fondamentaux de l'Union Européenne(2000/C 364/01), Complete document (pdf) [98 KB]

Spanish

Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Union Europea(2000/C 364/01) Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Union Europea(2000/C 364/01), Complete document (pdf) [86 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:EU100

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