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7 Dec. 2000
Charter of Fundamental Rights
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union was solemnly proclaimed by the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission at the Nice European Council on 7 December 2000.
4 July 2006
Towards An EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child
Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child proposed the establishment of an EU policy to promote and safeguard the rights of the child.
1 Mar. 2007
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) was set up in Vienna, Austria.
28 Nov. 2008
Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia
Adoption of the Framework Decision of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law.
This legislation aims at penalising racist and xenophobic speech and crime. It is a key instrument in the fight against racism and xenophobia.
1 Dec. 2009
Treaty of Lisbon
The Treaty of Lisbon entered into force. This Treaty has considerable influence on the existing rules governing freedom, security and justice at EU level and will facilitate more efficient, transparent and democratic EU action in this field.
19 Oct. 2010
Strategy for effective implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights
The Commission adopted on 19 October 2010 a strategy to ensure that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is effectively implemented.
17 Nov. 2010
116 000 hotline for missing children
The Commission made a final call to the EU countries to make the Europe-wide 116 000 hotline for missing children operational as soon as possible.
15 Feb. 2011
An EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child
The Communication on an EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child proposes 11 actions that the Commission will take over the coming years, reaffirming the strong commitment of EU and EU countries to promoting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies.
30 Mar. 2011
First Annual Report on the Application of the Charter
The Commission adopted on 30 March 2011 the first Annual Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Its objective is to monitor progress on the enforcement of the Charter.