European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
Justice, consumer and gender equality policies are based on Europeans' most cherished values and principles, such as democracy, freedom, tolerance and the rule of law.
In today's European Union, millions of citizens are involved in cross-border situations - either in their private lives, through their work or studies, or as consumers.
The European Union offers practical solutions to cross-border problems, so that citizens feel at ease about living, shopping, travelling or working in another Member State and trust that their rights are protected, no matter where in the European Union they happen to be.
The Directorate-General consists of five directorates - Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship, Equality and Consumers