Saturday, December 15, 2007

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

The European Union adopted a Charter of Fundamental Rights this week.

The text of the Charter as well as explanatory notes are available from the Official Journal of the European Union.

The Charter is part of the new Treaty of Lisbon, signed on Thursday by the 27 EU member countries.

The Treaty introduces a number of reforms to speed up the decision-making process within EU institutions. As well, the current EU presidency, a position that currently rotates among member states, will be replaced soon with a president of the Council of the European Union, and the EU will create the position of foreign policy high representative.

More from the European Union website and from the European Law Network.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 2:48 pm


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