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04/05/2016

Sweden gathered friends of FRA in Stockholm

On 27 April the Swedish FRA National Liaison Officer gathered representatives from the government, parliament, and the equality body (NHRI) to exchange developments and plans.

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TheIrishTimes: While much of the agency’s role is to highlight the human rights dimension of various pieces of EU legislation, one of O’Flaherty’s main aims is to increase awareness of the EU’s Charter for Fundamental Rights. The charter, which underpins EU law, applies to all EU institutions as well as member states when they are acting in an area of EU competency.
nrc.nl: Michael O’Flaherty, directeur EU-bureau voor grondrechten Er wordt te weinig aangifte gedaan én er is onvoldoende aandacht bij de rechter voor hatecrime – misdrijven die worden gepleegd vanuit een vooroordeel, zo zegt de expert.
Missing refugee children: No rights and no protection
EurActiv.de: Tausende unbegleitete Minderjährige verschwinden laut Europol jedes Jahr in Europa. Oft werden sie Opfer von Ausbeutung und sexuellem Missbrauch – obwohl die Behörden einiges tun könnten, um das zu verhindern.