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On the road to age equality
01/10/2019

On the road to age equality

If you are old, chances are you have been discriminated against. It is so common in fact that, across the EU, over 40% of Europeans feel that discrimination towards older people is widespread in their country. Marking International Day for Older People, FRA calls on EU institutions and Member States to fully respect the rights of older people.

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The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on its 10th anniversary: views of civil society and national human rights institutions
November
2019

The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on its 10th anniversary: views of civil society and national human rights institutions

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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.