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FRA was invited to an in-camera stakeholders meeting at the European Parliament concerning the European Ombudsman's special report on the EU Borders Agency (Frontex) regarding the implementation of a complaints mechanism in relation to fundamental rights.
On 29 June in Brussels, FRA debriefed the EU Council’s Standing Committee on Internal Security (COSI) on the Agency’s launch of its severe labour exploitation report at the EU Council premises on 2 June.
There must be zero tolerance for hate speech, which is increasingly present on the internet and in political discourse, FRA Communication and Outreach Department Head Friso Roscam Abbing said at a hearing of the European Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) to discuss antisemitism, Islamophobia and hate speech on 29 June.
Upcoming events View all
FRA will speak at a regional workshop on collecting data about children with disabilities in Geneva on 6 July.
09/07/2015 to 10/07/2015
On 9-10 July, the FRA Director will take part in the informal meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Luxembourg.
FRA in the news View all
Times of Malta: EU states should consider offering more legal possibilities for people in need of international protection to enter the Union, as viable alternatives to risky irregular entry, this year’s annual report of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, which looked at developments across the EU in many areas over 2014, concluded.
EU Observer: The first EU-wide survey conducted by the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights in 2013 revealed that 61 percent of Lithuanian LGBT people who participated in the survey felt discriminated against or harassed in the last 12 months because of their sexual orientation. It was the highest percentage in the EU.
Study: child-friendly conditions would help reduce the trauma of children involved in court
Err.ee: Möödunud nädalal valmis uuring, millest selgus, et kohtuprotsessides osalevaid lapsi koheldakse sageli võrdväärselt täiskasvanutega, sealjuures arvestamata laste õigust olla ära kuulatud või rääkida kaasa nende elu puudutavates otsustes. ERR Novaator uuris uuringu autoritelt, mida võiks Eesti ja Euroopa praktikas teisiti teha.