Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP)

Council of the EU

The Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons deals with issues related to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and with negotiations in respect to EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

 The working party is also responsible for:

  • preparatory work in the legislative procedures of the Council in the field of fundamental rights, citizens rights and free movement
  • all matters in respect to and promotion of fundamental rights in the European Union 
  • follow-up reports, annual report on Fundamental Rights Agency activities and annual exchange of views

The working party meets in different formations when necessary, depending on the subject of the agenda.