Judging the Charter

Θέση: Senior researcher
Διάρκεια: Σεπτέμβριος 2016-Αύγουστος 2018
Φορείς Υλοποίησης: Κέντρο Ευρωπαϊκού Συνταγματικού Δικαίου, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Istituto di Studi Giuridici Internazionali (ISGI-CNR), Instytut Prawa i Społeczeństwa (INPRIS), Republic of Croatia – Omudsman (HR Ombud), Bundesministerium für Justiz (BMJ)
Φορέας Χρηματοδότησης: European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers
Αντικείμενο: The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union became legally binding with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in December 2009. The project idea is based on the acknowledgement that there is high interest among the judiciary in applying the Charter at national level, but on the other hand the concrete application of Charter rights is still rather limited – even if they are increasingly referred to in order to support legal argumentation.
The project aims to create a larger knowledge base on crucial questions of applicability and on the current state of legal interpretation (Case Law as well as academic literature) of Charter rights and principles. The project strives to strengthen the capacity of judges and other legal professionals on how and when to apply the Charter in their judicial practice. It moreover seeks to provide an overview of the role of the Charter in asylum cases and to create materials and ready-made tools to spread this knowledge to those, who are in the position to apply Charter rights in judicial practice.