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Fundamental Rights in the European Union - FRALEX


Project summary:

FRALEX was a European Cooperation involving legal experts from all 27 countries of the European Union. FRALEX stood for EU Fundamental Rights Agency: Independent Legal Experts. The ETC and its partners NEKI, the Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities in Budapest, and VIA IURIS, a Centre for Public Advocacy that provided legal assistance, were selected and appointed as legal experts for Hungary and Slovakia.

The objective of the FRALEX project was the provision of reports and studies on legal issues concerning the promotion and protection of fundamental rights in the European Union. The role of the ETC and its partners was to collect relevant data on fundamental rights issues in Hungary and Slovakia. The research focused on the developments in national legislation and on the impact of judgements of the European Court of Justice and of the European Court of Human Rights on national law.

The project aim was to provide studies and reports on the socio-legal implementation of the fundamental rights in some countries of the European Union, namely Hungary and Slovakia.


From summer 2011 on the FRALEX project is followed by FRANET.


Project dates:

The project takes place from 2007 until 2011.