Highlights

  • Report / Paper / Summary
    19
    Juli
    2022
    Civil society is a key component of Europe’s fundamental rights architecture. From supporting people affected by the pandemic to helping those fleeing the war in Ukraine, civil society plays a crucial role in upholding people’s rights. In so doing, it contributes to a healthy rule of law culture. FRA’s civic space report provides an overview of the many ways in which civil society contributes to the checks and balances that underpin the rule of law.
  • Handbook / Guide / Manual
    14
    April
    2022
    Noch nie war es so wichtig, für Menschenrechte einzutreten! Aber wie? Wie bringt man Menschen zusammen und verschafft sich Gehör?
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    11
    Oktober
    2021
    This report proposes a framework for becoming, and functioning as, a ‘human rights city’ in the EU. It includes ‘foundations’, ‘structures’ and ‘tools’ for mayors, local administrations and grassroots organisations to reinforce fundamental rights locally. It is based on existing good practice and expert input by representatives of human rights cities in the EU, academic experts, international organisations and city networks.
  • Seite
    The European Union Fundamental Rights Information System EFRIS is a Human Rights Gateway, bringing together data and information from existing human rights databases, and enables viewing and analysis of relevant assessments of fundamental rights in the EU.
Produkte
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty gave the opening talk at the Human Rights Communicators' Workshop held at the Agency on 3-4 October 2019.
In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the migration situation in the Mediterranean Sea and makes three proposals.
Fundamental Rights Report 2019: Ten years after the UN’s Disability Convention entered into force, 2018 saw it continue
to drive advances in disability rights across the EU.
Fundamental Rights Report 2019: The Charter of Fundamental Rights is the EU’s bill of human rights. These rights and principles have to be respected and promoted by EU institutions and Member States whenever they act within EU law. Approaching the Charter’s 10th anniversary, Member States do not yet make full use of the potential it offers.
Fundamental Rights Report 2019: Implementing fundamental and human rights helps create a sustainable future.
Here the EU plays a key role.
19
Juni
2019
In 2018, some 2,299 people are estimated to have died or gone missing at sea while crossing the sea to reach Europe to escape war or persecution or to pursue a better life. This is on average more than six people per day. Before mid-2017, a significant share of migrants in distress at sea have been rescued by civil society vessels deployed with a humanitarian mandate to reduce fatalities and bring rescued migrants to safety. In 2018, however, authorities in some Member States viewed civil society-deployed rescue vessels with hostility. As a reaction, they seized rescue vessels, arrested crew members, and initiated legal procedures against them (more than a dozen altogether). In some cases, rescue vessels were blocked in harbours due to flag issues.
12
Juni
2019
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has applied across the European Union (EU) since 25 May 2018. One year on, this paper looks at how the new regulation has affected the daily work of civil society organisations (CSOs).
6
Juni
2019
This year’s focus explores the interrelationship between the human and fundamental rights framework and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) of the global Agenda 2030 in the context of Member States’ and the EU’s internal policies.
It takes a closer look at the SDGs related to reducing inequality (SDG 10) and promoting peace, justice and strong
institutions (SDG 16).
6
Juni
2019
Das Jahr 2018 brachte in Bezug auf den Schutz der Grundrechte sowohl
Fortschritte als auch Rückschritte. In ihrem Grundrechte-Bericht 2019
untersucht die FRA wichtige Entwicklungen auf diesem Gebiet und zeigt sowohl
Erfolge als auch Bereiche auf, in denen es immer noch Probleme gibt. Darüber
hinaus äußert sich die FRA in dieser Veröffentlichung zu den wichtigsten
Entwicklungen in den genannten Themenbereichen und gibt einen Überblick
über die Informationen, die diesen Stellungnahmen zugrunde liegen.
In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on press freedom and the importance of an independent media for the society.
22
März
2019
Die Mitgliedstaaten sind ausdrücklich verpflichtet, die Anwendung der Charta zu fördern. Mit diesen Länderblättern werden diese Bemühungen unterstützt. Sie enthalten Beispiele für die Anwendung der Charta und weisen auf den durch die Charta geschaffenen Mehrwert hin.
26
November
2018
Zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen spielen in Demokratien eine entscheidende Rolle, und
die Bedeutung ihrer Arbeit wird in internationalen rechtlichen und politischen Dokumenten
weithin anerkannt. Sie sind jedoch in ihrer täglichen Arbeit mit zahlreichen Hindernissen
konfrontiert. Das vorliegende Dokument ergänzt den Bericht vom Januar 2018 auf Grundlage der Ergebnisse
einer Online-Konsultation, die im September 2018 mit der Plattform für Grundrechte durchgeführt wurde.
26
Oktober
2018
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ 2018 Fundamental Rights Forum
brought together more than 700 human rights champions at a time of
widening social divisions and increasingly polarised politics across
Europe.
23
Oktober
2018
Italian and Romanian version now available
03 April 2020
As a very modern human rights catalogue containing many rights not found in established bills of rights, the Charter indeed looks good on paper. Those familiar with the
main principles of EU law can usually quickly recite that the Charter is always binding
on the EU, and binding on Member States only when they are “implementing EU law”.
But what does this often-quoted language from Article 51 of the Charter actually mean?
1
Oktober
2018
This note draws attention to the recent trend of criminalising search and rescue operations (SAR) in the Mediterranean Sea carried out by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or other private entities. This includes seizing rescue vessels, as well as arrests for crew members, in some EU Member States. Most of such incidents concerned NGOs operating in the Central Mediterranean Sea.
1
Oktober
2018
With this Opinion, FRA aims to contribute to the European Parliament's own-initiative report on the “Implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework”, being prepared in the Parliament’s Committee for Constitutional Affairs (AFCO). The request aims at understanding the interaction between the Charter’s implementation at national and EU level, and whether there are “instruments, mechanisms and practices” available at EU level to assist Member States to better implement the Charter.
26
September
2018
Diese zehn Tipps sind das Ergebnis mehrerer Tagungen, Praxisseminare und Fokusgruppen mit Fachleuten für Kommunikation aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen, die die FRA 2017 und 2018 durchgeführt hat.
This video blog by FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty is released periodically and will address burning fundamental rights themes.
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on ways to push back against challenges to our human rights system.
6
Juni
2018
Das Jahr 2017 brachte in Bezug auf den Schutz der Grundrechte sowohl Fortschritte als auch
Rückschritte. Der Grundrechte-Bericht 2018 der FRA bietet eine Zusammenfassung und Analyse
der wichtigsten einschlägigen Entwicklungen in der EU zwischen Januar und Dezember
2017 und präsentiert die diesbezüglichen Stellungnahmen der FRA.