On 15 September, FRA spoke at a side event to the 30th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the human rights of older people, co-organised by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Republic of Austria.
Following the first anniversary on 1 August of the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, or ‘Istanbul Convention’, the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) will meet on 21-23 September for the first time to assess implementation of the convention.
The concluding observations on the EU from the UN Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), “will continue to open doors for people with disabilities, and provide them with the support they need to live their lives on an equal basis with others in society,” said FRA’s interim Director Constantinos Manolopoulos in his speech at a European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) conference.
While the issue of migrants at the EU’s borders is currently at the top of the European agenda, once
in the EU irregular migrants often find themselves cut off from health screening and preventive
treatment. However, new research by FRA suggests that
Member States would spend less on migrant health by treating them earlier, rather than waiting
until they require emergency treatment.
Following the latest tragedy in which more than 70 migrants suffocated in a lorry that was abandoned on the Austrian motorway, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) expresses its shock and reiterates its calls for the fundamental rights of all those reaching the EU to be respected.
Data on national child protection systems in 28 EU Member States has now also been made available online in French and German. FRA carried out the mapping to understand how the systems work, and to identify common challenges and promising practices in all Member States.