Respect for human rights and dignity, together with the principles of freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law, are values common to all European Union (EU) Member States. They also guide the Union's action both inside and outside its borders. European action in this area is based on the Treaty on European Union. Annexed to the Treaties, the Charter of Fundamental Rights defines further the fundamental rights applicable at Union level.
Fundamental rights within the European Union
The Charter of Fundamental Rights, Dignity, Liberty, Equality, Solidarity, Citizen's rights, Justice
Human rights in non-EU countries
European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Relations with non-EU countries, Reports, Sectoral aspects
- Overviews of European Union: Human rights
- The webites of the Justice, Freedom and Security Directorate-General and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights of the European Commission