Human Rights Law Centre

FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies)

Project Overview

FRAME was a large-scale, multi-disciplinary research project on Fostering Human Rights Among European (Internal and External) Policies. The project was coordinated by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and involved a consortium of 19 partners, in Europe and worldwide. The project aimed to understand the challenges and opportunities for the EU's human rights engagement and to recommend policies and tools that ensure these challenges are overcome and opportunities are seized in an optimal manner.

The research focused around four clusters: 'factors', 'actors', 'policies' and 'tools'. Nottingham participated in and co-ordinated the second cluster, 'actors', which combined four main areas of research:

  • Engagement with UN/Regional Multilateral Organisations - led by Adam Mickiewicz University and the Poznan Human Rights Centre
  • Regional Partnership and Bilateral Cooperation - Eötvös Loránad University
  • Engagement with Private Actors, TNCs and Civil Society – HRLC
  • Coherence Among EU Institutions and Member States - University College Dublin

Project Information

Dates: May 2013 - April 2017

Unit: European Human Rights Law

Core staff: Prof. Jeffrey Kenner, Petr Pribyla (until Sept 2014), Dr Stuart Wallace (Sept 2014 - Sept 2016), Prof. Mary Footer, Prof. Aoife Nolan, Dr Nara Ghazaryan, Agnes Flues

Funder: The European Commission



Human Rights Law Centre

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