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Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union 2013-2014: Call for national institutions’ contributions

January 27th 2015

Laura Ferrara, MEP, is the European Parliament Rapporteur of the own initiative report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union for the years 2013-2014.

She believes the time has come for the EU to set up a true internal strategy on fundamental rights. As the only European institution directly elected by citizens, she wants the Parliament to play an important role in shaping this strategy and hopes to involve National institutions with a human rights remit to be fully involved in this process.

She is calling for support to shade some light on the situation of fundamental rights in the Member States by getting national organisations to answer the questions below. Please send replies to Laura.ferrara@europarl.europa.eu by 16th February 2015.

  • According to your direct experience, what are the major issues of fundamental rights in your country and in the EU?
  • In particular, could you outline your experience - if any - on the impact of austerity measures on fundamental rights in your country but also the impact of those measures on your institution?