Judging the Charter

The Charter in judicial practise with a special focus on the case of protection of refugees and asylum seekers

What is this Site about?

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is based on the constitutional traditions of EU Member States and represents the core values the European community is based on. Charter rights and principles therefor should serve as a guidance for legislation and judicial practise, when implementing EU law, and potentially even beyond.

The complexity of the interrelation between European and national legal framework however makes it difficult to simply apply Charter rights in national judicial practise. This Website provides practical information, case law and exercises and aims at enhancing legal certainty in the utmost practical way. Information is mostly addressed at practitioners, who with a concrete case in front of them seek some guidance in if and how to apply the Charter.

Ready-made training materials and exercises supplement this approach and target those, who want to enhance their knowledge base and/or those, who conduct trainings inter alia on Charter rights and principles.