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Scientific Committee met with the new Director and welcomed its new member Professor Harvey

Immediately after the Fundamental Rights Forum, on 12 and 13 March the Scientific Committee met in Vienna. The Scientific Committee meeting provided the first opportunity for the Committee to meet the new FRA Director Sirpa Rautio.

The main topics discussed were upcoming FRA reports, including the Fundamental Rights Report 2024 as well as the Annual work programme 2025.

The Committee welcomed its new member Colin Harvey who was appointed in December 2023 after the resignation of the former member Professor Adam Bodnar.

Colin Harvey is a Commissioner on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. He is also a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.