Helping the European Parliament to mainstream human rights

FRA Director introduces the Agency at Legal and Home Affairs Working Group of the European People’s Party
FRA Director introduces the Agency at Legal and Home Affairs Working Group of the European People’s Party
Providing independent human rights expertise to EU institutions is a fundamental pillar of the Agency’s work, as FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty outlined to a European Parliament Working Group in Brussels on 10 January.

He was introducing the Agency, its work and key role in the EU’s human rights landscape to the Legal and Home Affairs Working Group of the European People’s Party. He stressed the importance of EU and international law and human rights norms such as the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter, the European Convention on Human Rights and UN treaties in underpinning all the Agency’s research.

In presenting FRA’s work, the Director spoke about the Agency’s legal opinions, its comparative legal analyses and surveys across EU Member States, giving examples relevant to the Working Group’s areas of interest.

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