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FRA addresses national event marking 20 years of the EU Charter

As part of a series of national Fundamental Rights Charter events across the EU, FRA joined a roundtable discussion in Hungary. The discussion celebrated the 20th anniversary of EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the 2019 laureate of the European Parliament’s Sakharov-prize for the freedom of thought, Ilham Tohti.

FRA introduced the Charter, including its legal effects, novelties and potential. It also spoke about the Agency’s role in promoting the Charter and contributing to its respect by the EU and Member States. The online event took place on 29 January. It was broadcast from Budapest, with some 100 people in attendance. Questions touched upon the current key fundamental rights challenges in the EU, the role and the power of the Charter to leave its mark in other parts of the world.