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The handbook will highlight and summarise the key European legal and jurisprudential principles in the area of access to justice, in particular those developed under Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Articles 6 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It will cover the area of access to justice in its widest sense, including judicial as well as non-judicial aspects and encompassing substantive, procedural and institutional issues. This is the fifth joint project between FRA and the Council of Europe. It builds on the methodology followed in previous joint projects which enabled the publication of Handbooks on European law in the field of non-discrimination (2011), European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration (2013), European data protection law (2014) and European law relating to the rights of the child (2015).
Access to justice is a core fundamental right according to both the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (Article 47) and a human right under the European Convention on Human Rights (Articles 6 and 13).
FRA research shows that access to justice is problematic in a number of EU Member States due to several factors, including insufficient knowledge about the different avenues available to access justice. The handbook will contribute to mitigating this problem by raising awareness and knowledge amongst judges and legal practitioners involved in litigation, as well as relevant intermediaries such as non-governmental organisations and other bodies involved in assisting victims in accessing justice. The handbook will provide an accessible summary and analysis (in selected EU languages) of the relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights supplemented by – where available – national jurisprudence, on key topics in the area of access to justice.