Following the revelations of large-scale data surveillance programmes, the European Parliament has called on FRA to carry out research into the protection of fundamental rights in the context of large-scale surveillance.
FRA took part in the 7th meeting of the Ad hoc Committee of Experts for Roma Issues (CAHROM) organised by the Council of Europe. Representatives of the European Commission, UNDP, Open Society Foundations, Norway Grants and Roma NGOs/networks also attended the meeting in Strasbourg from 14-16 May.
The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice met in Vienna from 12 to 16 May to discuss progress in this area of the United Nations’ work and the draft resolutions submitted by the UN member states for the consideration by the Commission.
On 13 May, FRA took part in the 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Improving OSCE effectiveness by enhancing its cooperation with relevant regional and international organisations, held in Warsaw on 12-14 May.
On 12 May, FRA held an inception meeting for drafting the handbook of European law on the rights of the child with the FRA contractor, the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe’s Children’s Rights Division.