FRA Newsletter - November 2012

09 November 2012
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Upcoming In the spotlight
26 november : Fundamental rights exhibition at European Parliament

27 November  2012 : FRA to launch two new reports on victims of crime

Fundamental Rights Conference 2012 ‘Justice in austerity - challenges and opportunities for access to justice’


The right to access justice, as guaranteed in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, is essential to ensuring that fundamental rights are enforced in practice.

Vacancies Events and launches: Highlights

Archiving and Document Management Assistant
Application deadline: 20 November 2012


New FRA handbook on the accreditation of National Human Rights Institutions (15 October)

The Fundamental Rights Agency has published its Handbook on the establishment and accreditation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the European Union.


Learning from the past can help build a more inclusive society (9 November)

In commemoration of the 1938 Night of Pogrom ‘Kristallnacht’, FRA points to the past to remind us of the need to protect and promote fundamental rights today.


FRA elected to chair Frontex Consultative Forum (29 October)

Aydan Iyigüngör from FRA and Stefan Kessler from the Jesuit Refugee Council were unanimously elected to chair and co-chair the Frontex Consultative Forum, during its inaugural meeting which took place on 16 October in Warsaw.

FRA-National Liaison Officers meeting (15 October)

The FRA and the National Liaison Officers (NLOs) held their 12th meeting on 11-12 October 2012 in Vienna. The meeting enabled the Agency to provide the NLOs with an update on its work since the last meeting and to present its strategic priorities for the coming period.

Meeting between FRA and institutions safeguarding fundamental rights (22 October)

Leading representatives of national human rights bodies, the European Ombudsman Office, the Council of Europe’s secretariat general and the office of the Human Rights Commissioner met with FRA on 15 October to discuss issues of common interest and how to further enhance cooperation and strengthen the fundamental rights landscape in Europe.

FRA Director strengthens ties with Slovenia (05 November)

On 22-23 October the FRA Director went to Slovenia to present the agency and its work, and further develop relations with key partners and stakeholders in Slovenia.


Latest speeches

Opening remarks at the Alliance against trafficking in persons conference organised by the OSCE
Vienna, 11 october



FRA in the News

Roadmap on Equal Treatment (DE)
Die Standard, Austria, 29 october

German Roma holocaust victims memorialized, but discrimination persists
International Business Times, 25 october

The Visit of the Director of Fundamental Rights Agency (SL)
Delo, Slovenia, 23 october



Latest FRA publications
FRA Symposium report

FRA Symposium report - European Union data protection reform: new fundamental rights guarantees
July 2012

FRA Annual Report 2011

FRA Annual Report 2011 – Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2011
June 2012

Antisemitism: Summary overview of the situation in the European Union 2001-2011

Antisemitism: Summary overview of the situation in the European Union 2001-2011
June 2012

Choice and control - cover

Choice and control: the right to independent living
June 2012

Involuntary placement and involuntary treatment of persons with mental health problems

Involuntary placement and involuntary treatment of persons with mental health problems
June 2012

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