2017 annual report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

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Series Details COM (2018) 396
Publication Date 04/06/2018
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Report presented on 4 June 2018 by the European Commission on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2017.

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Fundamental rights apply to everyone. Respecting them is key to ensuring that the EU is a place where people can prosper, enjoy their freedoms and live their lives without discrimination.

This report shows that, in 2017, the structures and tools put in place to promote a culture of fundamental rights in the EU and ensure that the Charter is a reality in people’s lives have been relevant. The proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in November 2017 was a further step towards more equality and less exclusion.

However, fundamental rights were also challenged in the EU in 2017. The independence of the judiciary, a key component of the rule of law and a pre-condition for the effective enforcement and enjoyment of fundamental rights, was threatened. Furthermore, the work of civil society organisations active in the area of fundamental rights was questioned and made more difficult. Women’s rights were also under attack.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2018:396:FIN
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  • https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/7a037936-d027-11e8-9424-01aa75ed71a1
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EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)304: Commission Staff Working Document accompanying COM(2018)396 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2018:304:FIN
European Commission: Press Release, 06/06/2018: European Commission reports on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU in 2017 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4047_en.htm

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