The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - Use and added value in EU Member States

March
2019
Member States have an explicit duty to promote the Charter’s application. These countrysheets support that effort by giving examples of the Charter’s use and highlighting how it adds value.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is the EU’s bill of human rights. It contains 50 articles with substantive rights and principles, followed by four articles with general provisions. Member States have a duty to respect the rights and observe the principles of the Charter whenever they are acting within the scope of binding EU law. Where the Charter provisions are sufficiently precise and unconditional, they can have a direct effect at the national level – for instance in national courtrooms. Charter provisions that are ‘principles’ can only be invoked before a court if implemented by legislative or executive acts.

Austria

Austria flagEN (pdf 264KB)

Croatia

Croatian flagEN (pdf 260KB)

Denmark

Denmark flagEN (pdf 260KB)

France

France flagEN (pdf 263KB)

Hungary

Hungary flagEN (pdf 259KB)

Latvia

Latvia flagEN (pdf 259KB)

Malta

Malta flagEN (pdf 259KB)

Portugal

Portugal flagEN (pdf 260KB)

Slovenia

Slovenia flagEN (pdf 260KB)

United Kingdom

United Kingdom flagEN (pdf 261KB)

Belgium

Belgium flagEN (pdf 260KB)

Cyprus

Cypriot flagEN (pdf 260KB)

Estonia

Estonia flagEN (pdf 259KB)

Germany

Germany flagEN (pdf 261KB)

Ireland

Ireland flagEN (pdf 260KB)

Lithuania

Lithuania flagEN (pdf 258KB)

The Netherlands

Netherlands flagEN (pdf 258KB)

Romania

Romania flagEN (pdf 258KB)

Spain

Spain flagEN (pdf 259KB)

Bulgaria

Bulgarian flagEN (pdf 261KB)

Czechia

Czechia flagEN (pdf 261KB)

Finland

Finland flagEN (pdf 260KB)

Greece

Greek flagEN (pdf 260KB)

Italy

Italy flagEN (pdf 261KB)

Luxembourg

Luxembourg flagEN (pdf 262KB)

Poland

Poland flagEN (pdf 237KB)

Slovakia

Slovakia flagEN (pdf 261KB)

Sweden

Sweden flagEN (pdf 261KB)

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