The inclusion of the Charter of Fundamental Rights' in the Draft Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe 2 has a curious history that in some ways is similar to the history of the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.
Defeis, Elizabeth F.
"A Bill Of Rights For The European Union,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 11
, Article 20.
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