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.
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).
The project provides Member States with concrete examples of different practices in the area of support to victims of crime. It is the first independent overview of victim support services in the EU and involves the revision of current practices and gaps at the national and regional level leading to an overview of different models of victim support from which ‘promising practices’ can be highlighted as a basis for further development and enhancement of victim support.
The project addresses the need to support the implementation of fundamental rights at the local and regional level with concrete tools and good practice examples.
The project aimed at identifying obstacles in accessing judicial and non-judicial bodies, such as equality bodies. It also aimed to map promising practices that facilitate access to justice for people who feel that their rights have been violated, such as victims of discrimination.