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Since the entry into force of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in December 2009 the Committee on Petitions has been receiving an ever increasing number of petitions, in which the petitioners alleging a violation of their fundamental rights are invoking the Charter as a legal basis.
This PETI hearing aims at discovering whether the protection granted to citizens' fundamental rights in the EU is in fact effective and to what extent citizens' expectations as expressed in petitions can indeed be satisfied under the present legal mechanism of protection.
Speakers will originate from academic institutions, the Court of Justice of the EU, a national Constitutional Court and competent EU institutions and agencies.
Location : ALTIERO SPINELLI BUILDING - ROOM A3G-2