Diverse efforts at both EU and national levels sought to bolster fundamental rights protection in 2016, while some measures threatened to undermine such protection.
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2017 reviews major developments in the EU between January and December 2016, and outlines FRA’s opinions thereon. Noting both achievements and remaining areas of concern, it provides insights into the main issues shaping fundamental rights debates across the EU.
This year’s focus section takes stock of 10 years of fundamental rights developments in the EU. The remaining chapters discuss the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and its use by Member States; equality and non-discrimination; racism, xenophobia and related intolerance; Roma integration; asylum and migration; information society, privacy and data protection; rights of the child; access to justice including rights of crime victims; and developments in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.