Overview of the role and activities of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
Fundamental rights are minimum standards of treatment that guarantee respect for each person’s dignity. They are set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which is legally binding for the EU Institutions and for all 27 EU Member States when they implement EU legislation. Its Chapters – Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens’ Rights, Justice and General Provisions – list the rights, freedoms and principles recognised by the EU.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), established in 2007, provides the EU and its Member States with assistance and expertise on fundamental rights.