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EU: Rights

Volume 692: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the latest position on the European Union's proposed Chamber of Fundamental Rights and its relevant agency in Vienna. [HL4060]

The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms signed in Nice on 7 December 2000 is a political declaration by the member states of the European Union.

With regard to the separate Commission proposal to establish a European Union Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of 15 February adopted the regulation establishing the agency. Regulation 168/2007 establishing the agency entered into force on 1 March.