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The Charter of Fundamental Rights brings together all the personal, political, economic and social rights enjoyed by people within the EU in a single text.

According to Article 51 of the Charter, Member States are bound to respect the Charter only when they are implementing Union law. However, as EU legislation influences – directly or indirectly – the overwhelming part of national legislation and policymaking, the Charter is a relevant tool for national judges, lawmakers and administrators in a wide array of contexts.

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Charter Of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Why do we need the Charter?

Ten years on: unlocking the Charter’s full potential


Fundamental Rights Charter 1: Dignity

Fundamental Rights Charter 2: Freedoms

Fundamental Rights Charter 3: Equality

Fundamental Rights Charter 4: Solidarity

Fundamental Rights Charter 5: Citizens’ Rights

Fundamental Rights Charter 6: Justice