The Evolution of Fundamental Rights Charters and Case Law - A Comparison of the United Nations, Council of Europe and European Union Systems of Human Rights Protection

15-02-2011

This report examines the human rights protection systems of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union. It explores the substantive rights, protection mechanisms, modes of engagement within, and the interactions between each system. The report also outlines the protection of minority rights, and the political processes through which human rights and institutions evolve and interact. A series of recommendations are made on how to advance the EU human rights system.

This report examines the human rights protection systems of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union. It explores the substantive rights, protection mechanisms, modes of engagement within, and the interactions between each system. The report also outlines the protection of minority rights, and the political processes through which human rights and institutions evolve and interact. A series of recommendations are made on how to advance the EU human rights system.

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Project Co-ordinator : Liora Lazarus (University of Oxford) Lead researchers : Cathryn Costello (University of Oxford), Nazila Ghanea (University of Oxford) and Katja Ziegler (University of Oxford) Researchers : Rajendra Desai (Matrix Chambers), Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne (University of Oxford) and Benjamin Jones (University of Oxford)