FRA Newsletter November 2015

27/11/2015

 

 

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FRA study on Member States' legal framework on surveillance

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a report today looking into the legal arrangements that govern intelligence services and their surveillance practices in the EU Member States. It underlines the challenges of protecting citizens while safeguarding the fundamental rights that underpin European societies."

“Intelligence services play a vital role in a democratic society: They guard against security threats, and in doing so protect fundamental freedoms and the rights of individuals,” says FRA Director a.i. Constantinos Manolopoulos. “In the wake of the barbaric attacks in Paris, we must ensure that surveillance measures maintain national security and fully respect fundamental rights. This will underscore the EU’s firm commitment to democracy, equality and respect for fundamental rights.”

 

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Expert meetings discuss independent living for people with disabilities
26-27 November
 

FRA children and disabilities report to be presented at EU disability conference
7-8 December
 

News

♦ Child rights in European law: new practical guide from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe

♦ More emphasis on prevention needed to combat violence against women

♦ Making asylum fingerprinting rights compliant

♦ Sharing lessons learned from Roma local engagement pilot project

♦ Stronger action needed to help combat transphobia

♦ Strong need to counter widespread sexual abuse of children

All news >>

Latest Publications
Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2014 - Annual report

Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child

November 2015

 

Promoting respect and diversity - Combating intolerance and hate

Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU

November 2015

 

Cost of exclusion from healthcare – The case of migrants in an irregular situation

Fundamental rights implications of the obligation to provide fingerprints for Eurodac

October 2015

 

Cost of exclusion from healthcare – The case of migrants in an irregular situation

Guardianship systems for children deprived of parental care in the European Union

October 2015

 

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

Cost of exclusion from healthcare – The case of migrants in an irregular situation

September 2015

 

Maps & infographics

Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) - Multi-Annual Roma Programme

All data and maps >>

Child-friendly justice

All infographics >>

Media Gallery

Children and justice: your rights

Children and justice: your right to be heard

Children and justice: your right to protection and legal representation

Children and justice: your right to information

All video galleries >>

FRA in the news

En 2015, une femme sur cinq victime de violences physiques en Europe

Libération
France 24/11/2015

Millionen Kinder ohne faire Chance

Kleine Zeitung
Germany 20/11/2015

Malta goes against intelligence services standards – EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Independent.mt
Malta 22/11/2015

EU-Grundrechteagentur kritisiert Überwachungsgesetze in Europa

Der Standard
Germany 20/11/2015

Surveillance: un rapport pointe le manque de contrôle sur les agences de renseignement

L'Express
France 18/11/2015

UE: Sem reforço da supervisão, serviços secretos podem ameaçar direitos fundamentais

Observador
Portugal 18/11/2015

Privacy: Consiglio d'Europa, rafforzare sorveglianza su 007

ANSA.it
Italy 18/11/2015

More news references >>

Speeches

Working Party on Improving Reporting and Recording of Hate Crime in the EU
Speaker: Friso Roscam Abbing, Head of Department, Communication and Outreach

Concluding remarks - Connecting FRA and its networks to help strengthen and protect fundamental rights at the national level
Speaker: Constantinos Manolopoulos, FRA Director ad interim

Opening speech - Connecting FRA and its networks to help strengthen and protect fundamental rights at the national level
Speaker: Frauke Seidensticker, Chairperson of the FRA Management Board

Protection of the rights of people with disabilities, from the perspective of petitions received
Speaker: Constantinos Manolopoulos, FRA Director ad interim

More speeches >>

Announcements

Online consultation on the FRA Focus Papers
Closing date: 16/12/2015

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