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Freedom of assembly and of association

Know your rights

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association at all levels, 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.

This also includes political parties at Union level contribute to expressing the political will of the citizens of the Union.

This right is enshrined in article 12 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. 

    What to do if your rights have been breached

    The authorities of EU countries are bound to comply with the Charter of fundamental rights only when implementing EU law. Fundamental rights are protected by your country's constitution.


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    EU Charter of Fundamental Rights infograph - where to go in case of breach?
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