On 10 May, FRA presented tentative findings from its project related to detention and alternatives at an event in Brussels hosted by the European Commission in collaboration with EuroPris, the organisation for European prison services.
FRA presented findings from its research on detention and alternatives during the event on ‘Strengthening cooperation in criminal matters between the judiciary and national preventive mechanisms – consultation workshop for judges’ on 21–22 April in Trier.
Many millions of people each year fall victim to crime and need support. European Day for Victims of Crime is a time to underline the urgent need to properly protect victims’ rights and ensure they receive the support they need to fully and actively participate in criminal proceedings, says FRA.
Boosting security in Europe by exchanging criminal record information about non-EU nationals is not without drawbacks, as FRA’s latest Opinion shows. While it could offer non-nationals proof of a clean criminal record, FRA points to the need to build in respect for privacy, for child rights and to protect personal data whilst ensuring potential victims have access to justice.