European Union and international law clearly prohibits returning people to places where they risk serious harm. EU Member States also have to respect these laws when they cooperate with non-EU countries when controlling the EU’s external borders. To uphold the rights and principles of these laws, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has developed practical guidance.
The UN’s landmark Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has been a catalyst for wide-ranging legal and policy changes across the EU. In recognition, the EU is marking the European Day of Persons with Disabilities by celebrating 10 years of the convention.
Children in migration are still being detained 'for their own safety', but the conditions are often inadequate and leave children at risk. This was the view of FRA Director when addressing the European Commission’s 10th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels on 29 November.
On 24-25 November, the Agency attended the meeting of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions’ (NHRIs) working group on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The Agency, Yad Vashem, the Sered Holocaust Museum and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic held a capacity-building training workshop on fundamental rights, citizenship and learning from the Holocaust on 23-24 November.