Final Training Workshop of the CharterClick! Team held in Dublin

The Leicester unit of the CharterClick! Consortium held an executive workshop at the Trinity College, Dublin on 12 January 2017. Participants included representatives of national human rights bodies, such as the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission, NGO’s and specialised lawyers.

The event marked the final workshop of the two-year long project on the application of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights in national courts. The workshop introduced the CharterClick! online toolkit to potential users in civil society. The workshop comprised presentations on the applicability of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the use of the Charter in the Irish courts. Participants and the CharterClick! team were engaged in a lively and stimulating discussion and the workshop as well as the soon-to-be launched CharterClick! Toolkit was very much welcomed by the participants. The CharterClick! Toolkit consists of:

(1) a checklist whether a claim under the Charter would be admissible (‘Admissibility Checklist’),

(2) a tutorial explaining the Charter and the issue of admissibility to a general audience,

(3) a database of national decisions concerning the Charter, reported in English, from 9 EU Member States (besides the UK: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden), and

(4) Guidance documents on best practice and practical guidance to assist national human rights bodies and NGOs.

The workshop participants were confident that the CharterClick! Toolkit will have a positive impact on their work. The toolkit will be launched shortly and accessible on the CharterClick! Website http://www.charterclick.eu/

The Leicester unit of CharterClick is made up by the members of the Centre of European Law and Internationalisation (CELI): Professor Katja Ziegler, Dr Paolo Vargiu, Dr Lisa Rodgers, Ms Aristi Volou, Ms Ewa Zelazna and former Leicester colleague Professors Mark Bell, now Regius Professor at Trinity College Dublin.

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