- Related themes:
- National human rights systems and bodies
- Publication date:
- 12 November 2019
The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on its 10th anniversary: views of civil society and national human rights institutions
The Charter is most effective, and has a real impact on people’s lives, when parliaments, governments and courts at local, regional and national levels all actively apply it. The national sphere is particularly relevant. A strong fundamental rights architecture and committed national governments and parliaments are key to letting the Charter unfold its potential at this level. Civil society organisations (CSOs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) are also crucial given their contributions to the protection and promotion of Charter rights.