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Flagging key issues in FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2019 to the European Parliament

On 12 September, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty presented the Fundamental Rights Report 2019 to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in Brussels.

In his address he highlighted five groups of people particularly at risk: Jews, Muslims, Roma, migrants and the general public when it comes to issues related to data protection and privacy.

He also referred to five signs of hope such as legal and policy developments, good practice at Member States’ level, activities of civil society organisations, greater use of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter by the courts and EU institutions, and the increasing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals.

During the exchange of views that followed, MEPs discussed fundamental rights issues with a special focus on the implementation of the Charter.