Don’t knock on the wrong door: CharterClick! A user-friendly tool to detect violations falling within the scope of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
The Economics and Business Administration Department is involved as partner in the project Don’t knock on the wrong door: CharterClick! A user-friendly tool to detect violations falling within the scope of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, that will be conducted by a Consortium covering 12 different Member States. The research team includes 7 academic institutions (the Universities of Bordeaux, Cagliari, Florence, Konstanz, Leicester and Uppsala and the Centre for Judicial Cooperation of the European University Institute), an institute specialized in legal informatics (ITTIG-CNR), and 17 national human rights bodies.
The project is supported by the European Commission DG Justice under the “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship” Programme (JUST/2013/FRC/AG), and will be implemented between February 2015 and January 2017 under the coordination of Professor Adelina Adinolfi (Full Professor of EU Law, University of Florence).
Its chief purpose is to create a set of tools that will assist victims of fundamental rights violations, lawyers, national judges, ombudspersons, equality bodies and other national human rights institutions in determining whether the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights can provide protection in a specific case.
The project will therefore contribute to contrast the sense of frustration and distrust towards the Union that victims of fundamental rights violation experience when, owing to the lack of knowledge on the Charter, they seek protection based on its provisions in cases outside its scope. It will also reduce the risk of losing money and time that is an almost inevitable consequence in those situations. Both effective protection of fundamental rights and smooth administration of justice will ultimately be enhanced.
The project partners will develop an Admissibility Checklist that, in combination with the cases collected within the project’s Database, will aim at making it possible to establish whether a case involving the violation of fundamental rights falls inside or outside the scope of the Charter. Besides, the partners will elaborate a document with Practical Guidelines on the application of the Charter, and a Document on the Best Practices of the National Human Rights Bodies.
These tools will be tested in a series of training events that will be organised in 5 different Member States (France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and United Kingdom).
Upon the Project’s completion, all tools will be made freely available in an on-line platform (CharterClick!).
The partners will convene at the University of Florence for the kick-off meeting on 6 February 2015. Immediately after, the project webpage will be launched, where information on the development of the project itself and the Consortium will be provided.
Università degli Studi di Firenze-Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche (IT)
-European University Institute (IT)
-Université de Bordeaux (FR)
-Università di Cagliari (IT)
-Universität Konstanz (DE)
-University of Leicester (GB)
-Uppsala Universitet (SE)
-Istituto di Teoria e Tecniche dell’Informazione giuridica (ITTIG) CNR (IT)
-European Ombusdman Institute (EOI) (AT)
-Selmas Ombudsmen’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania (LT)
-Chancellor of Justice of the Republic of Estonia (EE)
-Coordination of the Italian Regional and Autonomous Provinces Ombudsman Institutions (IT)
-Italian Law Association for Immigration Studies (ASGI) (IT)
– Ombudsman of the Pazardzhik Municipality (BG)
-Galician Ombudsman (ES)
-Council for the
-Greek Ombudsman (EL)
-Swedish Equality Ombudsman (SE)
-Swedish Foundation for Human Rights (SE)
-Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) (SE)
-Swedish Civil Rights Defender (SE)
-Polish Human Rights Defender Office (PL)
-Romanian National Council for Combating Discrimination (RO)
-Equality and Diversity Forum (GB)
-Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre (AIRE) (GB)