FRA takes part in think-tank discussions on EU mechanism to monitor rule of law and justice in Member States
The FRA will take part in a high-level think-tank meeting to discuss a draft EU mechanism designed to monitor the rule of law and justice in EU Member States.

Children and justice

Status: 
Findings available
The project looks at the treatment of children in the justice systems of the European Union (EU), which is an important issue of concern for EU institutions and Member States.

Country thematic studies on access to justice

March
2011
Country thematic studies: These national thematic studies constitute the background information drawn on by the FRA in order to compile its comparative report on ‘Access to justice in Europe: an overview of challenges and opportunities'
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Accessing efficient and independent justice – legal and sociological analysis

Status: 
Findings available
The project aimed at identifying obstacles in accessing judicial and non-judicial bodies, such as equality bodies. It also aimed to map promising practices that facilitate access to justice for people who feel that their rights have been violated, such as victims of discrimination.

Access to effective remedies: The asylum-seeker perspective

Access to effective remedies: The asylum-seeker perspective
Report / Paper / Summary
September
2010
Drawing on evidence from interviews with almost 900 asylum seekers, this report presents asylum-seeker experiences in submitting an appeal against a negative asylum decision. While documenting good practices, it also highlights several obstacles which make it difficult for asylum applicants to access effective remedies.

The duty to inform applicants about the asylum procedure and the right to an effective remedy

In brief / Factsheet
September
2010
This factsheet summarises the main points of the two reports 'Access to effective remedies: The asylum-seeker perspective' and 'The duty to inform applicants about asylum procedures: The asylum-seeker perspective'.

The duty to inform applicants about asylum procedures: The asylum-seeker perspective

The duty to inform applicants about asylum procedures: The asylum-seeker perspective
Report / Paper / Summary
September
2010
A fair asylum procedure is one where applicants know their rights and duties, and where they understand its different stages. The right to be informed at decisive moments of the procedure is an important element of procedural fairness. Drawing on evidence from interviews with almost 900 asylum seekers, this report examines the information that asylum seekers have on the asylum procedure. In particular, it looks at the main source of information for asylum seekers, which type of information they receive, and when and how they receive it.