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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

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World Day Against Child Labour

Written by Kristina Grosek. The International Labour Organization (ILO) introduced the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002, as part of their efforts to eradicate this unacceptable phenomenon. The day is observed each year on 12 June, and this year the focus will be on the impact of conflicts and disasters. It is also an … Continue reading

Common procedure for asylum [EU Legislation in progress]

Written by Anita Orav (1st edition), As one of five key acts of the common European asylum system (CEAS), the Asylum Procedures Directive sets out common procedures for Member States for granting and withdrawing international protection in accordance with the Qualification Directive. Following the large influx of asylum-seekers to the European Union since 2014, the … Continue reading

The Employment Equality Directive – European Implementation Assessment

Written by Jan Tymowski, Equality is one of the fundamental values that the European Union is founded upon, and it is duly reflected in the Treaties, as well as in national laws of the Member States. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU states explicitly that any discrimination based on – among other grounds … Continue reading

Fundamental Rights in the European Union : The role of the Charter after the Lisbon Treaty

Written by Francesca Ferraro The European Union, like its Member States, has to comply with the principle of the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights when fulfilling the tasks set out in the Treaties. These legal obligations have been framed progressively by the case law of the European Court of Justice. The Court … Continue reading

EU’s opposition to the death penalty

Citizens write to the European Parliament to express their concerns about the death penalty still being applied in countries around the world. Some enquire about the position of the Parliament on the death penalty; others call on the EU to intervene in individual cases. 4 language versions available in PDF format EN: EU’s opposition to … Continue reading

NSA surveillance of EU citizens

  3 other language versions available in pdf: NSA-Affäre: Was unternimmt das Europäische Parlament? Face à la surveillance par la NSA des citoyens européens, qu’a fait le Parlement européen? Wat heeft het EP gedaan aan het NSA-toezicht op EU-burgers? Citizens have been concerned about the US National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programmes since they were … Continue reading

Personal data protection package

6 language versions available in PDF format Datenschutzpaket Paquete sobre la protección de datos personales Protection des données à caractère personnel Pacchetto sulla protezione dei dati personali Pakiet dotyczący ochrony danych osobowych Personal data protection package The existing directive on personal data protection was enacted almost two decades ago, at the dawn of the digital … Continue reading

The key elements of a European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision reform

Natalia Gorczowska, Andrew Symeou, Robert Hörchner are just three of the names often invoked to demonstrate what appear to be the lacunae of the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (EAWFD). A long-standing advocate for the reform and improvement of the EAWFD, MEP Sarah Ludford (ALDE, UK) has been appointed Rapporteur for a report on the review of the EAW. In … Continue reading

Le champ d’application de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (CDFUE)

Un aspect toujours incertain de la CDFUE est son champ d’application. Conformément à l’article 51 de la Charte, ses dispositions s’adressent aux institutions, organes et organismes de l’Union dans le respect du principe de subsidiarité, ainsi qu’aux États membres uniquement lorsqu’ils mettent en œuvre le droit de l’Union. Bien qu’inclus dans la Charte pour une … Continue reading

La Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne et son impact sur les litiges entre particuliers

L’effet horizontal des dispositions de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (CDFUE) est une question épineuse à laquelle les juges de la Cour de Justice de l’Union européenne n’ont pas encore eu l’occasion de répondre. Cependant, l’affaire Association de médiation sociale (C-176/12), actuellement devant la Cour, semble présenter cette problématique. Qu’est-ce qu’est l’effet … Continue reading

The European arrest warrant: a success story that needs to be revisited

Hurriedly adopted inter alia as a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (EAWFD) is the flagship initiative of the EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Its cornerstone is the principle of mutual recognition. Applied to judicial decisions, the mutual recognition principle implies that a decision taken by a judicial … Continue reading

The fundamental rights of LGBT people

The findings of a recent survey of the Fundamental Rights Agency show that one in two LGBT people felt discriminated against or harassed in the twelve months preceding the survey. In the area of employment, as well as in other areas such as education, healthcare, housing, etc., this minority is often confronted by homophobic or … Continue reading

The European Arrest Warrant: between mutual recognition and fundamental rights

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is an exclusively judicial cooperation instrument replacing the traditional extradition system, which was criticised for the slowness entailed by its political and administrative phases. Based on the principle of mutual recognition, the EAW has accelerated surrender procedures and reinforced the free movement of citizens within the EU. According to this … Continue reading

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