Members of the Finnish parliamentary Constitutional Law Committee visited FRA to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges in the EU in general and in Finland in particular.
FRA presented the preliminary findings from its research into the fundamental rights aspects of three Framework Decisions in the area of pre- and post-trial detention, and issues related to the transfer of prisoners at a conference on 24 September.
On 22 October, FRA attended the SCIFA meeting of high-level EU asylum and immigration officials in Brussels, and delivered a presentation on the fundamental rights compatibility of the proposal for an EU common list of safe countries of origin.
On 26 October, FRA gave a presentation at the launch of the second national report from the Coordinating ombudsperson for Italian provinces (Coordinamento Nazionale dei difensori civici delle regioni e delle province autonome) at the Italian Parliament in Rome.
On 26 and 27 October, FRA participated in the 11th meeting of the CRPD Working Group of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, hosted by the Croatian Disability Ombudsman in Zagreb.
Despite access to justice being a core fundamental right, barriers prevent many from exercising this legal right. European Day of Justice on 25 October serves to remind us of the need to improve access to justice and raise awareness of the key role this right plays in itself and in enabling other rights to be claimed.
The swift identification and registration of asylum seekers is an important measure to ensure their protection. Under EU law, registration procedures also include taking fingerprints. To help authorities ensure fingerprinting practices do not violate fundamental rights, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has produced a 10-point checklist for rights compliance in its latest Focus paper.