More training on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is needed

July 15th, 2016 § 0 comments


The Fundamental Rights Report, published last May, examines, amongst others, the use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights at national level and concludes that there is a need:

To strengthen respect for fundamental rights guaranteed by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, it is FRA’s opinion that EU Member States should complement their efforts with more proactive policy initiatives. This could include a pronounced emphasis on mainstreaming Charter obligations in EU-relevant legislative files. It could also include dedicated policymaking to promote awareness of the Charter rights among target groups; this should include targeted training modules in the relevant curricula for national judges and other legal practitioners. As was stressed in 2014, it is advisable to embed training on the Charter in the wider fundamental rights framework including the ECHR and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

The Report can be viewed here and the relevant section here.

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