Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Respect for private and family life
Everyone has the right to respect for his or her private and family life, home and communications.
Right to marry and right to found a family
The right to marry and the right to found a family shall be guaranteed in accordance with the national laws governing the exercise of these rights.
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion to change religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or in private, to manifest religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
the exercise of this right.
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Freedom of expression and information and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.
Freedom of assembly and of association in particular in political, trade union and civic matters, which implies the right of everyone to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his or her interests.
Right to education
the right of parents to ensure the education and teaching of their children in conformity with their religious, philosophical and pedagogical convictions shall be respected, in accordance with the national laws governing the exercise of such freedom and right.
features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation shall be prohibited.
Treaty on European Union, and without prejudice to the special provisions of those Treaties, any discrimination on grounds of nationality shall be prohibited.
Cultural, religious and linguistic diversity
The Union shall respect cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.
Equality between men and women
Equality between men and women must be ensured in all areas, including employment, work and pay.
The principle of equality shall not prevent the maintenance or adoption of measures providing for specific advantages in favour of the under-represented sex.
The rights of the child
may express their views freely. Such views shall be taken into consideration on matters which concern them in accordance with their age and maturity.
child`s best interests must be a primary consideration.
contact with both his or her parents, unless that is contrary to his or her interests.
Prohibition of child labour and protection of young people at work
The employment of children is prohibited. The minimum age of admission to employment may not be lower than the minimum school-leaving age, without prejudice to such rules as may be more favourable to young people and except for limited derogations.
Young people admitted to work must have working conditions appropriate to their age and be protected against economic exploitation and any work likely to harm their safety, health or physical, mental, moral or social development or to interfere with their education.
Family and professional life
for a reason connected with maternity and the right to paid maternity leave and to parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child.