Children from nine EU Member States expressed concern about the challenge of protecting human rights across the EU today. They joined experts in making practical suggestions on how to tackle this issue, particularly when it comes to migration and poverty, during a high-level symposium in Brussels on 28 June that questioned whether Europe is doing enough to protect fundamental rights.
Challenges to human rights are multiplying in the European Union, despite the strength of the legal framework we have built since the Second World War. To discuss the magnitude and nature of the challenges and develop solutions, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is hosting a high-level symposium in cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
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.
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.