The Agency spoke about fundamental rights of stateless people during a conference on the arbitrary detention of stateless people, organised by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS).
FRA’s focus was on what kind of protection the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and EU law more generally offer to protect stateless people from arbitrary detention. The pan-regional conference took place on 5 May in Budapest. The aim of the conference was to launch a new ENS comparative report as well as to provide a platform for concerted region-wide advocacy to protect stateless people from arbitrary detention.
The conference was intended to facilitate the information sharing among stakeholders from across Europe – including lawyers, NGOs and academics as well as representatives from governments, inter-governmental organisations, ombudspersons/monitoring bodies mandated to work on issues related to immigration detention.