European Union's Charter of 54 Fundamental Rights
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The UK Labour Party deliberately and shamefully prevented these 54 Fundamental Rights being enjoyed by UK residents.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chief External Affairs Minister David Milliband signed their approval to prevent the EU's Fundamental Rights for all persons within the EU applying to people within the United Kingdom.

Protocol on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of The European Union to Poland and to the United Kingdom: Source

Article 1

  1. The Charter does not extend the ability of the Court of Justice of the European Union, or any court or tribunal of Poland or of the United Kingdom, to find that the laws, regulations or administrative provisions, practices or action of Poland or of the United Kingdom are inconsistent with the fundamental rights, freedoms and principles that it reaffirms.
  2. In particular, and for the avoidance of doubt, nothing in Title IV of the Charter creates justiciable rights applicable to Poland or the United Kingdom except in so far as Poland or the United Kingdom has provided for such rights in its national law.
0. Preamble
  1. Preamble
1. Dignity
  1. Human dignity
  2. Right to life
  3. Right to the integrity of the person
  4. Prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  5. Prohibition of slavery and forced labour
2. Freedoms
  1. Right to liberty and security
  2. Respect for private and family life
  3. Protection of personal data
  4. Right to marry and right to found a family
  5. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  6. Freedom of expression and information
  7. Freedom of assembly and of association
  8. Freedom of the arts and sciences
  9. Right to education
  10. Freedom to choose an occupation and right to engage in work
  11. Freedom to conduct a business
  12. Right to property
  13. Right to asylum
  14. Protection in the event of removal, expulsion or extradition
3. Equality
  1. Equality before the law
  2. Non-discrimination
  3. Cultural, religious and linguistic diversity
  4. Equality between men and women
  5. The rights of the child
  6. The rights of the elderly
  7. Integration of persons with disabilities
4. Solidarity
  1. Workers’ right to information and consultation within the undertaking
  2. Right of collective bargaining and action
  3. Right of access to placement services
  4. Protection in the event of unjustified dismissal
  5. Fair and just working conditions
  6. Prohibition of child labour and protection of young people at work
  7. Family and professional life
  8. Social security and social assistance
  9. Health care
  10. Access to services of general economic interest
  11. Environmental protection
  12. Consumer protection
5. Citizens’ Rights
  1. Right to vote and to stand as a candidate at elections to the European Parliament
  2. Right to vote and to stand as a candidate at municipal elections
  3. Right to good administration
  4. Right of access to documents
  5. Ombudsman
  6. Right to petition
  7. Freedom of movement and of residence
  8. Diplomatic and consular protection
6. Justice
  1. Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
  2. Presumption of innocence and right of defence
  3. Principles of legality and proportionality of criminal offences and penalties
  4. Right not to be tried or punished twice in criminal proceedings for the same criminal offence
7. General Provisions
  1. Scope
  2. Scope of guaranteed rights
  3. Level of protection
  4. Prohibition of abuse of rights

Official Journal of the European Union : 30 March 2010 : Number 2010/C 83/02

The above text adapts the wording of the Charter proclaimed on 7 December 2000, and will replace it as from the date of entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon.

The Treaty of Lisbon entered into force on 1 December 2009.

Source of above text: www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf

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