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Realising Economic and Social Rights in Europe

On 14 November, FRA’s Director spoke at the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions’ 2019 Annual Conference ‘Realising Economic and Social Rights in Europe: the role of National Human Rights Institutions’.

He pointed to the need to step up a rights approach to socio-economic issues.

FRA Director pointed out that we have not won the battle that social economic situation is about rights. It is still out there to be addressed.

NHRIs are well placed to encourage the MSs to use the rights framework. The three socio-economic rights related key issues on which NHRIs should not miss to contribute on are environmental challenges, climate change and economic rights.