The Agency gave a speech on improving the legal protection, reporting and recording of hate crime in the EU at the conference ‘Hate Crime and Hate Speech in popular politics: the roles of criminal justice agencies’ in Belfast on 21-22 September 2016.
The Agency presented the handbook on European law relating to access to justice during the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) on 16 September in Barcelona.
The Agency presented selected findings from the cognitive interviews that were carried out as part of the pre-testing and feasibility assessment of the Fundamental Rights Survey at the 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology in Leicester, UK, on 11-16 September 2016.
Last year was not a good year for fundamental rights, asserted Michael O’Flaherty, FRA’s Director, when presenting the key findings of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Report 2016 in Paris at the Sciences Po University on 19 September. He spoke of the erosion of rights evidenced in the report and outlined possible ways forward.