Directorate-General for Justice (European Commission)
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- DG Justice, Freedom and Security was split in 2010. For Home Affairs (security), see Directorate-General for Home Affairs (European Commission).
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The Directorate-General for Justice (JUST) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. The role of the "DG Justice" is to ensure that the whole European Union (EU) is an area of freedom, security and justice. The specific tasks and responsibilities of the DG are laid down by the Treaty of Rome (see Part Two, Articles 17-22; Part Three, Title III, Articles 39-47), the Treaty of Amsterdam which came into force on 1 May 1999 and the conclusions of the European Council meeting in Tampere (Finland) in October 1999.
The relevant Commissioner is the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship and the director-general is Françoise Le Bail.
- Area of freedom, security and justice
- Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
- Four Freedoms
- European Court of Justice
- Court of First Instance
- European Union Civil Service Tribunal
- European Convention on Human Rights
- European Court of Human Rights
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
- Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters
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