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This guide covers essential EU law-related sources in print and online. Links go to online sources or to more information about print sources owned by the NYU Law Library.
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Basic sources

Go to EUR-Lex: Treaties for the EU treaties listed here.

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: 2010 O.J. (C83) 389. Proclaimed by the Commission, 7 December 2000. Proclamation and text at 2000 O.J. (C364) 1. This history and description of the charter states: "In December 2009, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the charter was given binding legal effect equal to the Treaties. To this end, the charter was amended and proclaimed a second time in December 2007."

  • Treaty of Lisbon Amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty Establishing the European Community, 13 December 2007, 2007 O.J. (C306) 1. See the following parts of the Treaty of Lisbon: 

    •  Art. 1 (8), amending Art. 6 of the Treaty on European Union.

    •  Protocol relating to Article 6(2) of the Treaty on European Union on the Accession of the Union to the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Council of Europe), Nov. 4, 1950, Europ.T.S. No. 5; 213 U.N.T.S. 221. Text, status information, reservations, declarations, and other information available on the Council of Europe treaty websiteMore information

    •  Protocol on the Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to Poland and to the United Kingdom.

    More sources about human rights in Europe

    See also the Human Rights: European Convention on Human Rights tab in the International Law: Specialized Sources research guide. 



      De Búrca, Gráinne, "The Road Not Taken: The European Union As A Global Human Rights Actor," 105 Am. J. Int'l L. 649 (2011).


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