Implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Related links

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European Commission

  1. Communication on the Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU, 2 December 2020;
  2. Communication on the European Democracy Action Plan, 2 December 2020;
  3. Feasibility Study for financial support for litigating cases relating to violations of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights, 29 June 2020
  4. Communication - 2020 Rule of law report - the rule of law situation in the European Union, 30 September 2020;
  5. European Commission annual reports on the application of the Charter, 2018 and previous years.

European Parliament

  1. Procedure file on the strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU – European Parliament Legislative Observatory;
  2. Report 2018 - 2019, European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), 19 November 2020;
  3. Resolution on the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework, 12 February 2019;
  4. Study requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), entitled: The Implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU institutional framework, 11 January 2017;
  5. Resolution with recommendations to the Commission on the establishment of an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, 25 October 2016;
  6. required by the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions (PETI) entitled: The interpretation of Article 51 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: the dilemma of stricter or broader application of the Charter to national measures, 15 February 2016;
  7. Study requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), entitled: The European Social Charter in the context of implementation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, 15 January 2016.

European Union Fundamental Rights Agency

  1. FRA Focus: Ten years on: unlocking the Charter’s full potential, 11 June 2020;
  2. Analyses of responses from consultation on a new European Commission Strategy on the effective application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – 8 June 2020 (requested by the Commission);
  3. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on its 10th anniversary: views of civil society and national human rights institutions, 30 October 2019;
  4. Handbook entitled: Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in law and policymaking at national level – Guidance, 23 October 2018;
  5. Opinion Number: 4/2018 - Challenges and opportunities for the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, 28 September 2018;
  6. Challenges, 18 January 2018;
  7. Fundamental Rights Report 2020, 11 June 2020.

Other useful links

  1. Special Eurobarometer 487B: Awareness of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, 2019;
  2. Council of Europe report, The place of the European Convention on Human Rights in the European and International Legal Order, December 2020;
  3. Council of Europe, civil society and national human rights institutions;
  4. The United Nations Paris Principles, adopted in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, provide the international benchmarks against which national human rights institutions (NHRIs), can be accredited by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI);
  5. ENNHRI inputs on new strategy for implementing the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - ENNHRI, May 2020;
  6. European Trade Union Confederation press release: European Commission must do more to enforce fundamental rights, December 2020;
  7. European Trade Union Institute policy brief,What has the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union delivered for workers?, May 2019;
  8. CSO contributions to EC's strategy here; e.g. Equinet- European Network of Equality Bodies, Bar Human Rights Committee;
  9. BusinessEurope, Statement on a Charter of Fundamental Rights, 2000.