"The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the Member States in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail"
(Article 2, Treaty on European Union (TEU)).
Led by Justine Stefanelli and Lucy Moxham, the Report reviews existing monitoring mechanisms in the European Union, Council of Europe and United Nations, and proposes a monitoring mechanism that could be used by the European Union in the fields of fundamental rights, rule of law and democracy. The Bingham Centre is grateful to the Open Society European Policy Institute for funding this research. The Report was also submitted to the European Commission's recent consultation on the future justice policy of the European Union. More information about that process is available here .