FRA Newsletter May 2015

13/05/15

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The rights of intersex people are too often overlooked

Often the fundamental rights of intersex people are not respected as they remain largely unrecognised in European societies. The mainstream approach, which recognises people as either male or female, impacts on law and policy, finds the latest research from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The results, presented in a new FRA Focus paper, show that there is a need to review laws and practices across the EU that can result in discrimination, and violations to the physical and psychological integrity of intersex people especially when young.

The paper examines the situation of intersex people from a fundamental rights perspective. Intersex people vary in their chromosomal, hormonal and/or anatomical which do not match strict medical definitions of male or female.

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FRA to address Victim Support Europe’s Annual Conference
13-14 May
 

Severe labour exploitation in the EU
2 June
 

News

♦ Justice needs to be more child-friendly, finds FRA

♦ UN Disability Convention: A driver for EU change

♦ FRA takes part in Salzburg Forum to discuss security and fundamental rights

♦ FRA reiterates call for rights-based EU migration policy following latest deaths in Mediterranean

♦ FRA’s guide for local and regional authorities in German, French and Swedish

♦ Portuguese version of FRA Handbook on European asylum law now available

♦ FRA meets civil society experts to discuss violence against children with disabilities

All news >>

Latest Publications
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

 

Portuguese version of FRA Handbook on European asylum law

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

March 2015

 

Maps & infographics

Mapping child protection systems in the EU - Data and maps

All data and maps >>

The EU Fundamental Rights Charter in action

All infographics >>

Media gallery

Children and justice: Their right to be heard

Children and justice: professionals' perspective and experiences

All videos >>

FRA in the news

FRA Experts Astrid Podsiadlowski and Monica Gutiérrez participate in radio debate on how to make EU justice child-friendly

Euranet Plus
Belgium 05/05/2015

Refugees and the Fundamental Rights Agency: interview with FRA expert Charlotte Nygard

FM4.ORF.at
Austria 22/04/2015

FRA Expert Henri Nickels participates in Citizen's Corner debate: Europe’s anti-discrimination law

Euranet Plus
Austria 22/04/2015

Interior señala a los menores como “grupo de riesgo” de delitos de odio

El Pais
Spain 14/04/2015

EU Radio Nantes interview: Antisemitism in Europe

EU Radio Nantes
France 17/04/2015

Transgender issues: Belgians enduring violence, discrimination, and difficulties finding work

The Brussels Times
Belgium 11/03/2015

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Speeches

'Tolerance trumps hate' conference speech
Speaker: Constantinos Manolopoulos, FRA interim Director

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