FRA discusses asylum during commemoration event of 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration on human rights

FRA took part in panel discussion on asylum together with the UNHCR, a German MP and the Director of Pro Asyl during an event organised by the German Institute for Human Rights and by Forum Menschenrechte to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration on human rights.

The panel discussion focused on access by asylum seekers to Europe. FRA presented some of the main findings of its recent FRA report on the situation at the Southern sea borders. The meeting in Berlin on 15-16 April was attended by some 150-200 persons, representing mainly NGOs, but also government representatives, international organisations (OHCHR, UNHCR) and academia.