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On World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Council of Europe and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) are joining forces to strengthen their cooperation on human rights protection at the European borders.
So far this year, almost five people per day on average died crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, estimates the International Organization for Migration. Ahead of World Refugee Day 2021, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights points to ongoing difficulties facing civil society rescue efforts in the Mediterranean, complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Die Impfkampagnen zeitigen allmählich Ergebnisse im weltweiten Kampf gegen die Covid-19-Pandemie. In einigen Ländern hat sich die Situation jedoch wieder verschlechtert. Insbesondere Menschen in prekären Situationen, wie Häftlinge, Obdachlose und Migrantinnen und Migranten, laufen Gefahr, von den Covid-19-Impfungen ausgeschlossen zu werden, so das jüngste Coronavirus-Bulletin der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA). Die FRA fordert die EU-Länder auf, dafür zu sorgen, dass alle Menschen einen fairen und gleichberechtigten Zugang zu Impfstoffen erhalten.
FRA gave online training to 40 representatives of small-sized, grassroots and local human rights NGOs on communication strategies and campaigning.
The yearly joint FRA-European Judicial Training Network training on the EU Fundamental Rights Charter in national proceedings took place from 7 to 8 June.
The annual European Judicial Training Network study visit of judges and prosecutors to FRA this year went virtual.
FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty and the Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić held wide-ranging talks on 10 June in Vienna.
FRA spoke during a funder’s briefing webinar on 9 June.
FRA took part in a panel discussion on triggering change nationally towards respect for the human rights of migrants at borders through the work of NHRIs and other human rights defenders.