09 Jul 2023

EU Council Conclusions highlight NHRIs as key to implementing EU Charter

In its Conclusions, the Council of the European Union recognised that independent NHRIs (and equality bodies) play a crucial role in protecting and promoting fundamental rights, while aiding awareness raising and contributing to the compliance of national policies with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. NHRIs were identified as being key for Charter implementation on account of their broad and horizontal fundamental rights mandate and their proximity to citizens.