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EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union enshrines into primary EU law a wide array of fundamental rights enjoyed by EU citizens and residents. It became legally binding with the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009.

This section of the website encompasses Charterpedia, an online tool which provides easy-to-access information about the Charter and its provisions. For each Charter Article, it includes the official explanations of the Charter Articles, related European and national case law, and related provisions in national constitutional law as well as in international law. It also contains references to academic analysis and related FRA publications.

The original compilation was created by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee. Since 2009 it has been maintained and continuously expanded by the FRA.

The European and national case law is also accessible via the Case-Law Database.

Case-Law Database

Our new e-learning tool Charter e-guidance assists judges and other legal practitioners on the field of application of the Charter as laid down in Article 51.

251 results found

  • A European Fundamental Rights Ornament that turns into a European Fundamental Rights Order: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights at its fifth birthday
    Author(s):
    Toggenburg, G.N.
    Published in: Working Paper Series of the Vienna Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), 2014
    Year:
    2014
  • Aplicarea dispoziţiilor Cartei Drepturilor Fundamentale a Uniunii Europene ca norme de valoare constituțională în cadrul controlului de constituţionalitate
    Translated Title:
    Applying the provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union as constitutional value norms within the Constitutional control
    Author(s):
    Mazilu-Babel, M.
    Published in: Revista de Stiinte Juridice, 2014
    Year:
    2014
    Page numbers:
    pp 51-63
  • Reconciling the Dublin system with European fundamental rights and the Charter
    Author(s):
    Peers, S.
    Published in: ERA Forum, 2014
    Year:
    2014
    Page numbers:
    pp 485-494
  • Case C-176/12 Association de Médiation Sociale: Some Reflections on the Horizontal Effect of the Charter and the Reach of Fundamental Employment Rights in the European Union
    Author(s):
    Frantziou, E.
    Published in: European Constitutional Law Review, 2014
    Year:
    2014
    Page numbers:
    pp 332-348
  • Charta der Grundrechte der Europäischen Union
    Translated Title:
    The European Union Charta of Fundamental Rights
    Author(s):
    Meyer, J. and Bernsdorff, N.
    Publisher:
    Nomos
    Year:
    2014
  • The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary
    Author(s):
    Peers, S., Hervey, T., Kenner, J. and Ward, A. (eds.)
    Publisher:
    Nomos/C.H.Beck/Hart Publishing
    Year:
    2014
  • The Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union: A First Assessment of the Interpretation of the Charter’s Horizontal Provisions
    Author(s):
    Jacque, J. P.
    Published in: Rossi, L. S., Casolari, F. (eds.), The EU after Lisbon: Amending or Coping with the Existing Treaties
    Publisher:
    Springer International Publishing
    Year:
    2014
  • Imperfect Obligations: Constitutional Principles and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
    Author(s):
    MacMenamin, J.
    Published in: in: Bradley, K., Travers, N. and Whelan, A. (eds.), Of Courts and Constitutions: Liber Amicorum in Honours of Nial Fennelly
    Publisher:
    Oxford, Hart Publishing
    Year:
    2014
    Page numbers:
    pp. 285-316
  • Charta der Grundrechte der Europäischen Union
    Translated Title:
    Fundamental Rights Charter of the European Union
    Author(s):
    Meyer, J. and Bernsdorff, N.
    Publisher:
    Nomos
    Year:
    2014
  • Fields of application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and constitutional dialogues in the European Union
    Author(s):
    Safjan, M
    Published in: EUI LAW; Centre for Judicial Cooperation DL 2014/02
    Publisher:
    Centre for Judicial Cooperation DL
    Year:
    2014
  • The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary
    Author(s):
    Peers, S., Hervey, T., Kenner, J. and Ward, A. (eds.)
    Publisher:
    Nomos, C.H. Beck, Hart Publishing
    Year:
    2014

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