Main Functions

The European Union (EU) Fundamental Rights Information System (EFRIS) brings together information on human rights commitments and compliance of the 27 EU Member States, Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia, which are EU candidate countries that participate in FRA’s work as observers.

  • EFRIS extracts data from existing databases on EU Member States’ human rights commitments and their compliance with these commitments. It then visualises that data in the form of charts, tables and maps, while also providing direct links to the data used to create the visualisations.
  • This data currently stems from the Council of Europe, including case law from the European Court of Human Rights, and the United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms, such as thematic UN Special Procedures and UN treaty bodies. There are plans to widen its range to include data from other organizations (e.g. EU Court of Justice, and the International Labour Organisation).


  • EFRIS is managed by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
  • The FRA is in charge of the technical and usability updates to the application
  • EFRIS retrieves data regularly from external databases, so most data updates happen automatically.
  • The content of the external databases is updated by their owners (Council of Europe and United Nations).


  • EU institutions and agencies (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament, EU agencies)
  • International organizations
  • Civil society groups
  • National-level stakeholders (e.g. NHRIs, policy-makers)
  • Academia
  • Media
  • Documentation centres and libraries.

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