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Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 83 of the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, under which circumstances the Court of Justice of the European Union can make a judgement involving the interpretation of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights which could affect the UK after 29 March 2019.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Holding answer received on 03 December 2018

The Prime Minister has been clear that the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will end as we leave the EU.

The Political Declaration does not include any commitment on the part of the UK to apply the Charter of Fundamental Rights, but recalls the ongoing commitment of the EU and its Member States to the Charter and the UK’s continued commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights.

In the Political Declaration we have ensured that the depth and breadth of our cooperation will match the commitments we make on governance and rights.

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