Community policing can help bridge the mistrust and fear among and towards newly-arrived migrants and local communities. This was one of the observations from the latest summary report of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on migration-related fundamental rights concerns in selected EU Member States which assesses how the police work with local communities including migrants and asylum seekers.
The Agency opened a workshop in Budapest on access to case materials by outlining the EU standards and presenting FRA findings regarding the implementation of the EU Directive on the right to information in criminal proceedings.
A third of migrants arriving to the EU are children. They may be detained in prison-like conditions and their mental health put at risk. Such practices may defy human rights law as a new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals. It examines existing practices and shows how measures such as alternative housing, restrictions of movement or stronger guardianship systems can avoid the need for detention.
Joanna Goodey, Head of Freedoms and Justice Department, was a panellist in the working session on combating gender-based violence at the 2nd OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference in Vienna on 12-13 June.
On 31 May – 1 June, at the invitation of the Council of Europe (CoE) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Agency participated as one of the rapporteurs in the consultation meeting with National Preventive Mechanisms of CoE Member States.