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The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental RightsA Commentary$
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Manuel Kellerbauer, Marcus Klamert, and Jonathan Tomkin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198794561

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198794561.001.0001

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Article 20 CFR

Article 20 CFR

(p.2161) Article 20 CFR
The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights

Denis Martin

Oxford University Press

The wording of Article 20 CFR is terse, to say the least. It is perhaps the tersest provision in all of EU law. This terseness can be misleading when one tries to understand the true meaning of the provision. What does ‘equality before the law’ actually mean? According to the Explanations, Article 20 CFR corresponds to a general principle of law that is included in all European constitutions and has also been recognized by the ECJ as a basic principle of Community law.

Keywords:   CJEU interpretations, suggested alternative interpretation

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