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Final conference “Strengthening the Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union at National Level: The Role of Lawyers”

June 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Date 24 June 2021
Time 14:00 – 17:30 (15:00 – 18:30 BG time)
Location Online – Zoom
Working language is English, but interpretation to Italian, Spanish and Bulgarian will be provided to participations
Participation Partners, lawyers and representatives of all main stakeholders in the field of legal professions, justice and fundamental rights

The Lawyers4Rights Project

This event is part of the activities of the Lawyers for the protection of fundamental Rights (Lawyers4Rights) project. The project aims to evaluate the application of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in Bulgaria, Italy and Spain. For this purpose, comparative research work has been undertaken, and national trainings and discussions among stakeholders have been carried out. The research has focused on the elaboration of national and comparative studies on the application of the Charter in cases of terrorism and family reunification. The project also aims to raise awareness among legal professionals of the important role they play in the field of human rights.

The project coordinator is the Bulgarian Lawyers Foundation for Human Rights (BLHR) and the partners are Fondazione Confprofessioni, the Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano, the Associazione Nazionale Forense, the University of Burgos and the Consejo General de la Abogacía Española.

The Final Conference

The final conference aims at presenting the results of the project and the main findings as regards the deficits and demands we have identified in relation to lawyers’ awareness of the Charter and its application on national level. We will try further on to outline the next steps in our future work, in the context of recent developments on EU level such as the Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU, the Rule of Law Mechanism, the European Democracy Action Plan and the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy.

Speakers from different backgrounds will join the conference, presenting the perspectives of different legal professionals, from the academic field, through the justice system and the lawyers’ angle.

Due to the current pandemic and the uncertainty it caused, together with various travel constraints, participants are invited to join the conference remotely.

Registration deadline: Tuesday 22 June 2021.


Conference Programme




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June 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


BLHR Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights