Nicolae Gheorghe, who has died at the age of 66, moved from being an assimilated Romanian to an avid Roma activist. He said of himself: “I was taught to be Romanian…I rediscovered my identity…I want to die as a human being.”
FRA has published a report underlining how legal incapacity can prevent people with disabilities from exercising choice and control over their lives, despite the promise of current international standards.
Crimes motivated by hatred and prejudice are a daily reality for too many people in the EU. This video highlights some of the issues that will be discussed during this year’s Fundamental Rights Conference.
The FRA presented today (8 July 2013) its 2012 Annual Report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).
The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) discussed fundamental rights in the operations of Frontex, the EU border management agency, on 27 June 2013. The Frontex Fundamental Rights Officer (FRO) and the chairs of the Consultative Forum – the FRA and the Jesuit Refugee Service - provided a summary of their activities.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) looks forward to fully engaging with Croatia in helping it to further protect and promote fundamental rights, as it becomes the EU’s newest Member State on 1 July.