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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

  • Unitrading Revisited. Oncontroleerbaar bewijs tussen eerlijk proces en doeltreffendheid
    Translated Title:
    Unitrading Revisited. Unverifiable evidence between fair trial and expediency
    Author(s):
    Widdershoven, RJGM
    Published in: Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees Recht (NtER), 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 81-89
  • EU-strafferetten og individets grundlæggende rettigheder
    Translated Title:
    EU Criminal Law and the Fundamental Rights of the Individual
    Author(s):
    Vestergaard, J.
    Published in: Tidsskrift for Kriminalret, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 429-444
  • Pension Rights and Entitlement Conversion (‘Invaren’): Lessons from a Dutch Perspective with Regard to the Implications of the EU Charter
    Author(s):
    Van Meerten, H. & Borsjé, P.
    Published in: European Journal of Social Security, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 46-73
  • Doorwerking Europese sociale grondrechten in de nationale rechtsorde. Een eenvoudig stappenplan voor de praktijk
    Translated Title:
    The impact of European social fundamental rights in the national rule of law. A simple practical roadmap
    Author(s):
    ter Haar, B.P.
    Published in: ArbeidsRecht, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 14-17
  • La «cultura costituzionale» sottesa alla Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell'UE. Fra modelli di riferimento e innovazioni giuridiche
    Translated Title:
    The “constitutional culture” underlying the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Reference models and law innovations
    Author(s):
    Spadaro, A.
    Published in: Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 297-340
  • Milliseks kujuneb Euroopa Kohtu roll kaitseõiguste tagamisel kriminaalmenetluses?
    Translated Title:
    What will be the Role of the European Court of Justice in Ensuring Defence Rights in Criminal Proceedings?
    Author(s):
    Soo, A.
    Published in: Juridica, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 665-675
  • La vinculación de los jueces nacionales a la Carta de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea
    Translated Title:
    The linkage between the national courts and EU Charter
    Author(s):
    Soldevila Fragoso, S.
    Published in: Actualidad Administrativa, 2016
    Year:
    2016
  • Listina základních práv EU jako nástroj budování sociálního modelu EU?
    Translated Title:
    The Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the EU as a tool of building social model of the EU?
    Author(s):
    Šmejkal, V.
    Published in: Pravnik, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 489-508
  • Malta’s Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act – A Shift from A Binary Gender to A Whole New Spectrum?
    Author(s):
    Sciberras Debono, N.
    Published in: ELSA Malta Law Review Edition V, 2016
    Year:
    2016
  • State immunity and the right of access to a court under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
    Author(s):
    Sanger, A.
    Published in: International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 213-228
  • Análisis sobre la necesidad de la Carta Europea de Derechos Fundamentales
    Translated Title:
    Analysis on the need for the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
    Author(s):
    Sánchez Megía, L.A.
    Published in: Revista Aranzadi Unión Europea, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 43-71
  • La Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne et les ordres juridiques nationaux, de la mise en œuvre à la mise en balance
    Translated Title:
    The Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union and the national legal systems, from the implementation to the balancing process
    Author(s):
    Safjan, M., Düsterhaus, D. & Guérin, A.
    Published in: Revue trimestrielle de droit européen, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 219-247
  • Stosowanie prawa UE przez państwa członkowskie z perspektywy Trybunału Sprawiedliwości - od pełnej zgodności między Kartą i prawem UE do barier proceduralnych ją niweczących
    Translated Title:
    The application of the European Union law by the Member States from the perspective of the Court of Justice – from the full compatibility between the Charter and the European Union law to the procedural barriers nullifying the Charter
    Author(s):
    Safjan, M. & Düsterhaus, D.
    Published in: Europejski Przegląd Sądowy, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 10-18
  • 'Stesso valore giuridico dei Trattati'? Rango, primato ed effetti diretti della Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell'Unione europea
    Translated Title:
    Do the Treaties have the same judicial value? Rank, primacy and direct effect of the EU Charter of fundamental rights
    Author(s):
    Rossi, L.S.
    Published in: Il diritto dell'Unione Europea, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 329-356
  • Karta Praw Podstawowych UE w orzecznictwie Trybunału Konstytucyjnego
    Translated Title:
    European Union Charter of the Fundamental Rights in the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Tribunal
    Author(s):
    Pyziak-Szafnicka, M.
    Published in: Europejski Przegląd Sądowy, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 21-26
  • Σκέψεις όσον αφορά τον Χάρτη Θεμελιωδών Δικαιωμάτων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ενώσεως και τον Αναθεωρημένο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινωνικό Χάρτη (Ν.4359/16) εν σχέσει με τον αναιτιώδη χαρακτήρα της καταγγελίας της συμβάσεως εργασίας αορίστου χρόνου
    Translated Title:
    Thoughts regarding the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the revised European Social Charter (law 4359/16) in relation with the non-causal character of employment contract termination
    Author(s):
    Pikoulas, I. (Πίκουλας, I.)
    Published in: Δελτίον Εργατικής Νομοθεσίας (Bulletin of Labor Legislation), 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 1210-1212
  • Courts, Charters and Conventions: Making Sense of Fundamental Rights in the EU
    Author(s):
    O'Leary, S.
    Published in: The Irish Jurist, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 4-41
  • Bulletin on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: an introduction (Part 1)
    Author(s):
    Murphy, C.C.
    Published in: European Human Rights Law Review, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 24-33
  • Prienik Charty základných práv Európskej únie do vnútroštátneho práva na príklade Slovenskej republiky
    Translated Title:
    The Intersection of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union with National Law: The Case of the Slovak Republic
    Author(s):
    Mazák, J. & Jánošíková, M.
    Published in: Acta Universitatis Carolinae Iuridica, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 9-16
  • La Cour de justice de l'Union européenne et la Charte des droits fondamentaux: une illustration des splendeurs et misères de la régulation sociale par la mobilisation des droits sociaux fondamentaux par le juge
    Translated Title:
    The Court of Justice of the European Union and the Charter of fundamental rights: an illustration of the splendours and miseries of social regulation by the use of fundamental social rights by judges
    Author(s):
    Marzo, C.
    Published in: Droit Social, 2016
    Year:
    2016
    Page numbers:
    pp 209-218

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