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Document 31977Y0427(01)

Joint Declaration by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission

/* CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS */

OJ C 103, 27.4.1977, p. 1–1 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Greek special edition: Chapter 01 Volume 002 P. 61 - 61
Spanish special edition: Chapter 01 Volume 002 P. 67 - 67
Portuguese special edition: Chapter 01 Volume 002 P. 67 - 67

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31977Y0427(01)

Joint Declaration by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission /* CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS */

Official Journal C 103 , 27/04/1977 P. 0001 - 0002


JOINT DECLARATION by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMISSION,

Whereas the Treaties establishing the European Communities are based on the principle of respect for the law;

Whereas, as the Court of Justice has recognized, that law comprises, over and above the rules embodied in the treaties and secondary Community legislation, the general principles of law and in particular the fundamental rights, principles and rights on which the constitutional law of the Member States is based;

Whereas, in particular, all the Member States are Contracting Parties to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms signed in Rome on 4 November 1950,

HAVE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION:

1. The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission stress the prime importance they attach to the protection of fundamental rights, as derived in particular from the constitutions of the Member States and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

2. In the exercise of their powers and in pursuance of the aims of the European Communities they respect and will continue to respect these rights.

Done at Luxembourg on the fifth day of April in the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven.

For the European Parliament

E. COLOMBO

For the Council

D. OWEN

For the Commission

R. JENKINS

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