Human Rights

15/10/2012

FRA and national human rights bodies seek to further strengthen their cooperation

Leading representatives of national human rights bodies and the European Ombudsman Office will come to FRA on 15 October to discuss how to further strengthen the human rights landscape in Europe by bringing national human rights institutions (NHRIs), national Equality Bodies and Ombudsperson institutions together.
Cover Homophobia - Part 1
June
2008

Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation in the EU Member States Part I – Legal Analysis

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The report examines the situation of homophobia in the 27 EU Member States. It analyses comparatively key legal provisions, relevant judicial data, such as court decisions, and case law in the Member States. In addition, the report identifies and highlights 'good practice' in the form of positive measures and initiatives to overcome underreporting of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals) discrimination, to promote inclusion and to protect transgender persons. FRA 's legal analysis is the first of two reports related to homophobia and discrimination experienced by members of the LGBT community.
Cover of the 2010 Annual Report
10/06/2010

EU Fundamental Rights Agency presents its Annual Report: Europe must further strengthen fundamental rights protection

Protection mechanisms on paper do not yet fully function in practiceThe 2010 Annual Report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) identifies challenges in the areas of data protection, extreme exploitation in the workplace, rights of the child, racism and discrimination, and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) issues.
08/04/2009

Leading European rights agencies concerned by continuing discrimination of and violence against Roma - International Roma Day (8 April)

In a joint statement issued ahead of tomorrow's International Roma Day (8 April), four leading European human rights bodies today expressed deep concern about the continuing discriminatory treatment and exclusion of the Roma.
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31/03/2009

Fight discrimination, harassment and violence against Lesbians and Gays in the EU

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) today publishes its new report "Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the EU Member States: Part II - The Social Situation". The report finds that discrimination, harassment and violence against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) persons are widespread throughout the EU. The FRA calls on political decision-makers to further improve equality legislation and ensure accurate reporting, in order to improve the situation.
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