Charter of Fundamental Rights

First attached to the Treaty of Nice in 2001, the EUCFR became binding law with the passage of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009. It acts as a binding "bill of rights" for the European Union, complimenting the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR); while the ECHR applies to individual states, the EUCFR requires the institutions of the European Union to obey basic rules regarding human rights when passing legislation or taking action.

See Charter text