FRA Newsletter June 2015

12/06/15

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Zero tolerance for severe forms of labour exploitation needed, FRA study says

Consumers are often unaware that the food they eat or the clothes they buy may have been produced by people working under conditions of severe labour exploitation. A new report by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows that while the EU has legislation prohibiting certain forms of severe labour exploitation, workers moving within or migrating to the EU are at risk of becoming victims.

"The exploitation of workers who have been forced by their economic and social circumstances to agree to substandard working conditions is unacceptable," said FRA interim Director Constantinos Manolopoulos. "We are talking here about an endemic problem that we must take urgent action to end. EU Member States need to make a greater effort to promote a climate of zero tolerance for severe forms of labour exploitation and take steps to monitor the situation more effectively and sanction perpetrators."

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Conference discusses deinstitutionalisation and social care policies
15 June
 

Charting the Charter
16-17 June
 

FRA’s fundamental rights Annual report 2014 out soon
25 June
 

News

♦ Public hearing on the UN disability convention committee’s review of the EU

♦ FRA-UNICEF workshop on prioritising access to justice for all children

♦ FRA involved in follow up to European Agenda on Migration

♦ Implementing the Return Directive: the view from central and eastern Europe

♦ FRA joins discussions on the Council of Europe’s draft child rights strategy

All news >>

Latest Publications
Legal entry channels to the EU for persons in need of international protection: a toolbox

Severe labour exploitation: workers moving within or into the European Union

June 2015

 

Legal entry channels to the EU for persons in need of international protection: a toolbox

The fundamental rights situation of intersex people

May 2015

 

Implementing the UN CRPD: An overview of legal reforms in EU Member States

Implementing the UN CRPD: An overview of legal reforms in EU Member States

May 2015

 

Child-friendly justice – Perspectives and experiences of professionals on children’s participation in civil and criminal judicial proceedings in 10 EU Member States

Child-friendly justice – Perspectives and experiences of professionals on children’s participation in civil and criminal judicial proceedings in 10 EU Member States

May 2015

 

Child-friendly justice – perspectives and experiences of professionals – Summary

Child-friendly justice – perspectives and experiences of professionals – Summary

May 2015

 

Maps & infographics

Forced return monitoring systems

All data and maps >>

Help end severe labour exploitation

All infographics >>

Media Gallery

Severe labour exploitation in the EU

Severe labour exploitation in the EU: conference extracts

All videos >>

Prioritizing access to justice for all children in Europe and beyond

Launch conference: Severe labour exploitation in the EU

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FRA in the news

Migrants: l'exploitation criminelle des travailleurs "endémique" dans l'UE

Le Nouvel Observateur
France 03/06/2015

Labor exploitation common in the EU

Deutsche Welle
Germany 02/06/2015

Foreign child minders and cleaners 'most at risk of exploitation'

Irish Independent
Ireland 02/06/2015

Sklaverei im Haushalt

Wiener Zeitung
Austria 02/06/2015

Schwere Ausbeutung in Europa keine Seltenheit

Die Welt
Germany 02/06/2015

La crisis aumenta la explotación laboral de extranjeros en Europa

El País
Spain 02/06/2015

Towards a child-friendly judicial system in Europe

Euronews
Video interview 22/05/2015

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Speeches

Closing speech at launch conference on severe labour exploitation in the EU
Speaker: Constantinos Manolopoulos, FRA interim Director

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