In relation to the European Commission proposal for a Directive on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the European Union, the European Parliament requested advice from FRA on the extent to which confiscation of proceeds of crime could go without breaching fundamental rights.
This year on International Human Rights Day on 10 December, the EU will officially receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize acknowledges how the EU has forged ahead to promote peace, democracy and fundamental rights throughout Europe over the last six decades.
On the second day of this year’s FRC, participants heard a speech from the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks. He emphasised the necessity of a well-functioning justice system, saying “human rights and the rule of law are empty words when the justice system is inefficient or inaccessible”.