Charter of Fundamental Rights (2000)

18.12.2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 364/1

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTSOF THE EUROPEAN UNION

(2000/C 364/01)

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CHAPTER VI JUSTICE

Article 47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial

Everyone whose rights and freedoms guaranteed by the law of the Union are violated has the right to aneffective remedy before a tribunal in compliance with the conditions laid down in this Article.

Everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by anindependent and impartial tribunal previously established by law.

Everyone shall have the possibility of being advised,defended and represented.Legal aid shall be made available to those who lack sufficient resources in so far as such aid is necessaryto ensure effective access to justice.