FRA took part in an international seminar on hate crime in Vilnius on 18 October. It was organised by the Lithuanian presidency and closely links to the hate crime focus of FRA’s Fundamental Rights Conference this year.
The case of 15-year-old Leonarda Dibrani, who was ordered off a school bus in France on 9 October and escorted by police officers to join her family, which was being put on a flight to Kosovo later that day, has attracted a great deal of attention. An investigation report by the French government concluded that although the girl, whose parents are from Kosovo, was legally deported, the operation could have been conducted with more sensitivity.
FRA was invited by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to present its report on “Legal capacity of persons with mental health problems and persons with intellectual disabilities” at a meeting with key stakeholders in Belfast on 10 October.
The Steering Committee and director of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) met FRA on 14 October to be briefed about the agency’s survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism.