FRA Director opens Europe’s largest annual human rights and democracy conference

The FRA Director gave the keynote speech at the Opening Session of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on 10 September.

In his address, he emphasised the importance of multilateral approaches in addressing current human rights concerns and challenges, by referring to the EU’s experience.

The Director spoke of the rich EU human rights infrastructure and the importance of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, emphasising the key role that civil society organisations play. Some 1800 participants are expected to attend the two-week meeting.