On 7 September, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty gave a keynote lecture at the annual conference of the European Law Institute. He stressed the good partnership between FRA and the Institute, as well as their shared commitment to human rights and the rule of law.
The Agency held a series of meetings in Lisbon from 20 to 23 June where it met with various national stakeholders to discuss future joint initiatives in raising awareness about fundamental rights and use of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter at the national level.
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.
Over the last decade, new fundamental rights laws and policies have been adopted and specialist institutions created. But fundamental rights challenges still remain and rights are under attack, underlining the lack of a fundamental rights culture across institutions and societies, as the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals in its 2017 Fundamental Rights Report.
The Agency presented findings from its research into child-friendly justice to the EU Council’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 3 May in Brussels.
While businesses can have an impact on human rights, victims may struggle to find justice despite various initiatives to improve respect for rights. The latest Opinion from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) examines the various difficulties victims may face when seeking access to justice. It also suggests what the EU can do to increase access to remedies for victims.