European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City
Addressed to the men and women of the city
Why, at the beginning of the 21st century, is there a need for a European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City?
The Declaration of Human Rights (1948) is universal. Has it not been adequately reinforced and finalised by countless agreements, which to a varying degree concern the protection of specific rights?
The European Convention on Human Rights (1950) offers a legal guarantee. Despite this, there are many rights not yet realised and citizens find it difficult to find their way through the labyrinth of legal and administrative red tape.
How do we better guarantee these rights? How can we act more effectively? How do we create the right conditions for the personal wellbeing of everyone?
This is where the role of the city comes in.