national and European fundamental rights have on law and politics. I must congratulate you on your excellent choice of the subject matter. Annual reports on the application of the Charter. 1 MS in areas formerly exempt from EU law, if the CJEU would not properly define the conditions on which EU citizens can claim EU FR.6 The grounds for that contemplation is the less conditional, more inclusive grant of citizenship rights as compared to the economic freedoms.

From a human rights perspective, writes Joelle Grogan (Middlesex University), one of the most concerning aspects of the Bill is the exclusion of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights from the corpus of EU law to be incorporated into UK law. The European Union is based on a strong commitment to promoting and protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law worldwide. Anchored in our constitutional traditions, the EU Treaties and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, as well as in the international obligations common to us, they should be the things that unite us. EU policy includes: promoting the rights of women, children, minorities and displaced persons.

Role of the Fundamental Rights Agency. The Charter of Fundamental Rights, what it covers and how it relates to the European Convention on Human Rights.

Incorporating fundamental rights into EU legislative process. The sectoral approach of the Paris Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in 1951 had an economic and functional intention, lacking a declaration of fundamental rights, as seen in national constitutions. Democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights are essential building blocks of our societies and the very foundation of the European project. It is an honour for me to take part in this important series of lectures and set out my views on the significance of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for the European legislative process. In the early stages of development of fundamental rights in EU was mired with uncertainty and confusion as it did not have confusing In the original treaties of the EU did not contain any human rights provision in the early stages the CJEU explicitly stated that human rights did not form a part of the union legal order (stock v High authority). Over the last two decades it has been demonstrated in a number of initiatives that human rights issues continue to be central within EU law and policy-making because of the Union’s determination to establish its credentials as an international human rights supporter. Introduction The development of a human rights policy in the EU has been a long and often undocumented journey.

Why do we need the Charter? Mehmed Yuseinov. The European Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities, as laid down in Article 2 TEU.

Human rights are at the heart of EU relations with other countries and regions. LLB Law and European Studies graduate from the University of Portsmouth .