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 country-sheets 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 flagAustria

EN (pdf 264KB)
DE (pdf 298KB)

Belgium flagBelgium

EN (pdf 260KB)
FR (pdf 286KB)
NL (pdf 283KB)

Bulgarian flagBulgaria

EN (pdf 261KB)
BG (pdf 309KB)

Croatian flagCroatia

EN (pdf 260KB)
HR (pdf 282KB)

Cypriot flagCyprus

EN (pdf 260KB)
EL (pdf 303KB)

Czechia flagCzechia

EN (pdf 261KB)
CS (pdf 288KB)

Denmark flagDenmark

EN (pdf 260KB)
DA (pdf 293KB)

Estonia flagEstonia

EN (pdf 259KB)
ET (pdf 279KB)

Finland flagFinland

EN (pdf 260KB)
FI (pdf 283KB)
SV (pdf 362KB)

France flagFrance

EN (pdf 263KB)
FR (pdf 291KB)

Germany flagGermany

EN (pdf 261KB)
DE (pdf 294KB)

Greek flagGreece

EN (pdf 260KB)
EL (pdf 302KB)

Hungary flagHungary

EN (pdf 259KB)
HU (pdf 290KB)

Ireland flagIreland

EN (pdf 260KB)

Italy flagItaly

EN (pdf 261KB)
IT (pdf 284KB)

Latvia flagLatvia

EN (pdf 259KB)
LV (pdf 289KB)

Lithuania flagLithuania

EN (pdf 258KB)
LT (pdf 282KB)

Luxembourg flagLuxembourg

EN (pdf 262KB)
FR (pdf 288KB)

Malta flagMalta

EN (pdf 259KB)
MT (pdf 287KB)

Netherlands flagNetherlands

EN (pdf 258KB)
NL (pdf 287KB)

Poland flagPoland

EN (pdf 237KB)
PL (pdf 286KB)

Portugal flagPortugal

EN (pdf 260KB)
PT (pdf 286KB)

Romania flagRomania

EN (pdf 258KB)
RO (pdf 285KB)

Slovakia flagSlovakia

EN (pdf 261KB)
SK (pdf 287KB)

Slovenia flagSlovenia

EN (pdf 260KB)
SL (pdf 281KB)

Spain flagSpain

EN (pdf 259KB)
ES (pdf 282KB)

Sweden flagSweden

EN (pdf 261KB)
SV (pdf 284KB)

United Kingdom flagUnited Kingdom

EN (pdf 261KB)

 

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