The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty engaged in a series of productive high-level meetings in Strasbourg from 2 to 3 February where he reaffirmed FRA’s continued commitment to protecting and promoting human rights: “We must never forget that whatever action we take on migration or any other issue, human rights must be at the forefront. Our commitment to human rights is sacred, and it is non-negotiable.”
The handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration published together by FRA and the European Court of Human Rights is now available also in Danish, Finnish, Dutch as well as Turkish.
As refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continue to risk their lives to reach the EU, FRA will be publishing a monthly overview of the fundamental rights situation in the Member States that have seen the greatest numbers arriving in or passing through their territory.
On 21 January, FRA held a train the trainers session in Madrid for project staff carrying out field research for the FRA project on biometrics in large-scale IT databases in the areas of asylum, borders and visa.