On 25 May in Brussels, the European Commission and FRA presented their reports on the implementation of the Charter and the fundamental rights situation in the EU to the EU Council’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP).
FRA underlined the need for exchanging practices and experiences on using the Charter in the judiciary but also in the legislature. It also argued for enhancing training opportunities for legal practitioners. FRA pointed to the need to fight hate crime. The Agency also spoke about implementing the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which has proven to be a driver for change at national level and offers the EU the possibility to offer a coherent commitment to equality both internally as well as externally. Designing an efficient EU Framework for promoting the CRPD’s implementation is an important part of this.