24 Oct 2018 by Ludwig Boltzmann

One-stop-shop online-resources for practical information on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFREU)

A website (https://charter.humanrights.at/) was developed within the project “Judging the Charter”, which provides practical information on the Charter, case law referring to the Charter and training exercises promoting knowledge about and the applicability of CFREU.

It aims at enhancing legal certainty in a practical way. The website is mostly addressed to practitioners, who work with concrete cases and seek guidance on if and how CFREU is applicable in the context of this very concrete case. Users can find information in a visualized way (graphs with background information). The website also hosts ready-made training materials and exercises targeting those, who want to enhance their knowledge base and/or those, who conduct training activities on Charter rights and principles. Katrin Wladasch, the key expert and project manager of “Judging the Charter”, presented the website at the conference “The ‘national life’ of the EU Charter of fundamental rights – Avenues to enhance awareness, judicial training and implementation”. The Conference was organized under the auspices of Austria’s EU-Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and took place on October 23-24 2018.