Petitions and complaints: helping to make rights a reality

Petitions and complaints give individuals, including people with disabilities, the tools to claim their rights. In doing so, they help make rights a reality, said FRA in its speech to a public hearing organised by the European Parliament's Petitions Committee on 'Protection of the rights of people with disabilities, from the perspective of petitions received' on 15 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

Online help at hand for your fundamental rights issues

On 6 October, FRA will launch a pilot version of Clarity, an interactive online tool to help people with their fundamental rights problems. Clarity, which stands for the ‘Complaints, Legal Assistance and Rights Information Tool for You’, allows users to easily access information on non-judicial bodies dealing with their particular fundamental rights issue(s) in a given EU Member State.

Council expert group looks into fundamental rights issues

FRA took part in an expert group at the Council of the EU on 25 September which looked at how to improve information and assistance for citizens to resolve fundamental rights problems.