EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

  • Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.

  • 1. Everyone has the right to life
    2. No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed.

  • 1. Everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity.
    2. In the fields of medicine and biology, the following must be respected in particular:
    (a) the free and informed consent of the person concerned, according to the procedures laid down by law;
    (b) the prohibition of eugenic practices, in particular those aiming at the selection of persons;
    (c) the prohibition on making the human body and its parts as such a source of financial gain;
    (d) the prohibition of the reproductive cloning of human beings.

  • No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.


  • 1. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.
    2. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
    3. Trafficking in human beings is prohibited.