Charter of Fundamental Rights (2000)

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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

7 December 2000, Nice

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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 an effective 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 an independent 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 insofar as such aid is necessary to ensure effective access to justice.

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