This paper is aimed at presenting the most essential changes and modifications in the field of human rights protection which were introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon and at analyzing their role and importance presented with the use of a historic - comparative method and legal analysis. The changes are important because in the new legal system a new notion network was created and this implies serious normative consequences. The category of human rights known in the universal and the Council of Europe's system was highlighted, and the role of fundamental rights seems to be diminished. Retaining the importance of norms 'acquis', the Treaty obliged all member states to be party to the ECHR. The provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights were incorporated in the treaties (as an amendment); as some new areas of protection and terms were. All this constitutes a significant change in the previous system of protection.
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