The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights has had a limited impact on domestic case law, a Ministry of Justice study has concluded.

A ‘balance of competencies’ review, one of 32 commissioned by the government on the UK’s relationship with the EU, found ‘a divergence of views’ on where the balance of competence should lie on the protection of human rights.

Evidence indicated a ‘high degree of consistency’ between the level of protection afforded by EU fundamental rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.