Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law


Human Rights: The Charter and Beyond *

Gráinne de Búrca **

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The focus of these comments is principally on two issues relating to the future of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: first, on some practical dimensions of the implications of incorporation of the Charter into the existing Treaties; and secondly, a number of broader reflections on the impact of the Charter on the normative foundation of the EU - whatever decision is taken in terms of its future legal status - and more concretely on its actual powers and competences.

* Europe 2004 - Le Grand Débat
Brussels 15-16, 2001

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