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European Union Research: Human Rights

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

Basic sources

Go to EUR-Lex: Treaties for the text of the two 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: "The Charter became legally binding on the EU with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, in December 2009 and now has the same legal value as the EU treaties."

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

Annual reports on the application of the Charter, European Commission

European Agency for Fundamental Rights