With more than 300 high-level participants, this year’s Fundamental Rights Conference was a timely occasion to discuss fundamental rights challenges in the area of asylum, border and migrant integration.
Members of the German Parliament's (Bundestag) Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth visited FRA on 19 November to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges affecting women.
Throughout the EU, the rights of children are still not fully respected, even after 25 years of the UN’s landmark child rights convention, despite on-going efforts by EU institutions and Member States.
On 10 November, FRA presented the preliminary results of its project on severe forms of labour exploitation (SELEX) to the Council Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security (COSI), following an invitation from the Italian Presidency.
Two new reports by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) present the human rights situation at the EU’s air and land borders where asylum seekers as well as victims of trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation and for organ extraction may also first enter the EU.
On 28-29 October, FRA took part in the Supervision Coordination Group meetings of the large-scale IT border management systems, Eurodac, SIS II (Schengen Information System) and VIS (Visa Information System).
Hundreds of thousands of people are coming to Europe to seek safety from persecution and war, or simply in search of a better life. In order to guarantee respect for the rights of those arriving at the EU’s shores and ensure they can achieve their full potential to the benefit of themselves and EU society, an effective and sustainable migration policy is vital.
Fundamental rights safeguards should be considered when apprehending irregular migrants, according to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). These considerations should also be taken into account during the current European Joint Police operation, "Mos Maiorum".