Throughout the EU, the rights of children are still not fully respected, even after 25 years of the UN’s landmark child rights convention, despite on-going efforts by EU institutions and Member States.
On 10 November, FRA presented the preliminary results of its project on severe forms of labour exploitation (SELEX) to the Council Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security (COSI), following an invitation from the Italian Presidency.
On 4 November in Strasbourg, FRA met with representatives of the Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Division and FRA’s contractors to discuss the drafting of a handbook of European law on child rights.
On 7 November, data protection experts gathered at FRA to discuss the preliminary findings from FRA’s current project looking into safeguards and remedies in the context of large-scale surveillance by intelligence services.
Two new reports by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) present the human rights situation at the EU’s air and land borders where asylum seekers as well as victims of trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation and for organ extraction may also first enter the EU.
On 28-29 October, FRA took part in the Supervision Coordination Group meetings of the large-scale IT border management systems, Eurodac, SIS II (Schengen Information System) and VIS (Visa Information System).