Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union entered into
force on 7 December 2000 and contains several provisions concerning languages
and language rights.
1. Any discrimination based on any ground such as sex, race, colour,
ethnic or social origin, genetic 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.
The Union shall respect cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.
4. Every person may write to the institutions of the Union in one of the
languages of the Treaties and must have an answer in the same language.
Note: The full text of the Charter is available on the website
of the European Parliament at http://www.europarl.eu.int/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf
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