This project looks at obstacles and promising practices in relation to access to remedies for victims of business-related human rights abuses.
The project will assess the practical application at national level of the procedural rights of defendants and those requested under the European Arrest Warrant. This will look at the impact of measures implementing the EU Roadmap to strengthen procedural rights of suspected or accused people in criminal proceedings.
The project looks at the experiences and views of foreign workers in selected EU countries who have experienced criminal forms of labour exploitation. It fills an important gap by extending the evidence beyond the views of professionals who deal with labour exploitation; this was covered in an earlier project.
This project examine case law from national courts relating to the application of the EU citizens’ rights relating to free movement and non-discrimination on the ground of nationality.
What happens when a person suspected or accused of a crime faces criminal proceedings in a language they do not understand? How are suspects or persons accused of a criminal offence informed about their rights in criminal proceedings? This project looks into issues surrounding the right to interpretation and translation and the right to information in criminal proceedings in the EU.
A person who is suspected or accused of a crime or who has already been sentenced can be transferred between Member States under EU law. What are the fundamental rights concerns in this context? This project looks into issues surrounding alternatives to detention and imprisonment – pre- and post-trial, as well as on the transfer of prisoners, as covered by three EU Framework Decisions in the area of criminal justice.
In partnership with the European Court of Human Rights, FRA will produce a handbook which will highlight and summarise the key European legal and jurisprudential principles in the area of access to justice.
This project will help facilitate access to justice by providing information on how and where to make a complaint or get assistance from at the level closest to home for aggrieved individuals.
The project looks at criminal exploitation of the work of EU and non-EU workers. It aims to collect information on the nature of and responses to severe forms of labour exploitation across the EU. It builds on previous FRA research, particularly concerning irregular migrants in domestic work, and is linked to current work on victims’ rights and support.
The project maps, defines and analyses what limitations people or legal entities in Europe face when conducting a business. It aims to highlight existing legislation and procedures in Member States, identify promising practices, as well as constraints in conducting business (including ‘cross-cutting’ issues such as non-discrimination and cross-border elements).