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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union


The formal EU document which combines and declares all the values and fundamental rights of individuals (economic and social as well as civil and political) to which EU Member States are obliged.


Derived by EMN from the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.


  • BG: Харта на основните права на Европейския съюз
  • CS: Listina základních práv Evropské unie
  • DE: Charta der Grundrechte der Europäischen Union
  • EL: Χάρτης των Θεμελιωδών Δικαιωμάτων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης 
  • EN: Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • ES: Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea
  • ET: Euroopa Liidu põhiõiguste harta
  • FI: Euroopan unionin perusoikeuskirja
  • FR: Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne
  • GA: Cairt um Chearta Bunúsacha an Aontais Eorpaigh
  • HU: Az Európai Unió Alapjogi Chartája
  • IT: Carta dei Diritti Fondamentali dell’Unione Europea
  • LT: ES pagrindinių teisių chartija
  • LV: Eiropas Savienības Pamattiesību harta
  • MT: Karta tad-Drittijiet Fundamentali tal-Unjoni Ewropea
  • NL: Handvest van de grondrechten van de Europese Unie
  • PL: Karta Praw Podstawowych Unii Europejskiej
  • PT: Carta Europeia dos Direitos Fundamentais
  • RO: Carta Drepturilor Fundamentale a Uniunii Europene
  • SK: Charta základných práv Európskej únie
  • SL: Listina Evropske Unije o temeljnih pravicah
  • SV: Europeiska unionens stadga om de grundläggande rättigheterna
  • NO: Den europeiske unions pakt om grunnleggende rettigheter (b); pakta til Den europeiske unionen om grunnleggjande rettar (n)
  • KA: ევროკავშირის ძირითად უფლებათა ქარტია
  • UK: Хартія основних прав Європейського Союзу


  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • EU Fundamental Rights Charter
  • European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights

Related Term(s)


1. The Charter was proclaimed in December 2000 and became binding in December 2009 when the Lisbon Treaty came into force.
2. The Charter does not establish new rights, but assembles existing rights that were previously scattered over a range of international sources and thus makes them more visible. The Charter reaffirms, with due regard for the powers and tasks of the Union and for the principle of subsidiarity, the rights as they result, in particular, from the constitutional traditions and international obligations common to the Member States, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the Social Charters adopted by the Union and by the Council of Europe and the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) .
3. For more information, see the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union .