On 3 September 1953, the European Convention on Human Rights entered into force. FRA joins the Council of Europe in celebrating 60 years of this landmark international human rights treaty and how it has helped uphold the rights of people across Europe.
On 24 August, FRA presented the results from Germany of its EU-wide survey on hate crime and discrimination by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to the German Federal Ministry of Justice during the Ministry’s Open Doors event in the presence of Minister Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger.
Irregular migrants arriving at the EU’s sea borders may pose humanitarian challenges to Member States bordering the Mediterranean. However, the effects may be felt all across the EU. FRA’s latest report “EU solidarity and Frontex: fundamental rights challenges”, focuses on the fundamental rights challenges of handling irregular arrivals by sea.
Jean Kahn, a leading figure in the European Jewish community and the first chairman of FRA’s predecessor organisation, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, has died at the age of 84.
Nicolae Gheorghe, who has died at the age of 66, moved from being an assimilated Romanian to an avid Roma activist. He said of himself: “I was taught to be Romanian…I rediscovered my identity…I want to die as a human being.”