Highlights

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Type:
Report / Paper / Summary
Publication date:
11 October 2021

Human rights cities in the EU: a framework for reinforcing rights locally

This report proposes a framework for becoming, and functioning as, a ‘human rights city’ in the EU. It includes ‘foundations’, ‘structures’ and ‘tools’ for mayors, local administrations and grassroots organisations to reinforce fundamental rights locally. It is based on existing good practice and expert input by representatives of human rights cities in the EU, academic experts, international organisations and city networks.

Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in law and policymaking at national level - Guidance
Type:
Handbook / Guide / Manual
Publication date:
23 October 2018 ES, HU, LT, LV, SK, SL and PT versions now available 18 November 2020

Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in law and policymaking at national level - Guidance

As a very modern human rights catalogue containing many rights not found in established bills of rights, the Charter indeed looks good on paper. Those familiar with the main principles of EU law can usually quickly recite that the Charter is always binding on the EU, and binding on Member States only when they are "implementing EU law". But what does this often-quoted language from Article 51 of the Charter actually mean?

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