Council of the European Union
|Council conclusions on fundamental rights and rule of law and on the Commission 2012 Report on the Application of the Charter of||07/06/2013||Racism, xenophobia & related intolerance||
... "The Council looks forward to receiving the forthcoming report pursuant to Article 10(2) of the Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law for assessing the effectiveness of the existing EU legal norms on fighting hate crimes." ...
... "The Council looks forward to receiving the Commission’s reflection in due course on the completion of this process of dialogue, to working with the Commission in this process, and to giving further consideration at its forthcoming meetings to the possible need for and possible shape of methods or initiatives to better safeguard fundamental values, in particular the rule of law and the fundamental rights of persons in the Union and to counter extreme forms of intolerance, such as racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and homophobia." ...
|EU statement at the thematic debate “Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity” - Committee of Ministe||18/09/2012||LGBT rights||
.... "The EU strongly supports the Council of Europe's action aiming at combating all forms of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons. The EU is ready to strengthen cooperation with the Council of Europe in this field - as it is mentioned in the EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy – on the basis of complementarity. In particular the EU is prepared to develop a strategy on how to cooperate with third countries, including within the Council of Europe.
Concerning possible cooperation measures, the EU welcomes the Secretary General's suggestion contained in document SG/Inf(2012)24 to expand to all Council of Europe's member states the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s methodology on LGBT data collection."
|Council of the European Unon - 13847/12 Note from Presidency - Apprehension of migrants in an irregular situation||18/09/2012||Asylum, immigration & integration of migrants||
Delegations will find attached a series of considerations from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights concerning the apprehension of immigrants in an irregular situation.
|Council conclusions on the 2011 report from the Commission||26/06/2012||FRA mandate||
.."10. The data collected by the Fundamental Rights Agency on specific thematic topics and opinions given in accordance with its mandate remain an important tool for the EU institutions and its Member States in many matters related to the implementation of EU law. The Council appreciates the role of the Agency in raising awareness about when the Charter applies and about where to turn to when fundamental rights have been violated, including through the further development of its dedicated Charterpedia web-database and application.
11. Bearing in mind the invitation made in the Stockholm Program, the Council encourages all EU institutions and the Member States to make full use of the expertise of the Agency and to consult with the Agency, where appropriate and in line with its mandate, on the development of legislation and policies with implications for fundamental rights. Furthermore, the Council invites the Agency, in the reports drafted with its thematic areas, to take into account how the Charter is being applied. The Council finally reiterates its commitment to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Agency's annual reports and, where appropriate, other reports, in the Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons or in other preparatory bodies of the Council, depending on the subject matter of the report."...