The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Canadian Embassy in Vienna held a panel discussion at the Agency on 1 December on the challenges lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees face.
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.