European Union's Charter of 54 Fundamental Rights
Scope of guaranteed rights
- 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.
- Rights recognised by this Charter which are based on the Community Treaties
or the Treaty on European Union shall be exercised under the conditions and
within the limits defined by those Treaties.
- 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.