January 10, 2008
The European Fundamental Rights Agency should ensure that the EU takes a human rights approach across all its policies in order to better meet the EU’s commitments to human rights. This body would systematically monitor EU legislation and policies – externally and internally – for conformity with human rights standards, and receive complaints when European or national legislations violate the Charter and fundamental rights.
The Agency should also be responsible for the development of Human rights-proofing tools and regular reports on the mainstreaming of human rights in the work of the institutions. With regard to Member States, the role of the agency could be to support a close monitoring of the human rights’ record of Member States and accession countries.