Defence practitioners from the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) met with Agency experts on 24 February to discuss ongoing and emerging issues in the area of access to justice and migration.
On 8 November, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty took part in an exchange of views with the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee. He told the Committee about the Agency’s extensive research into severe labour exploitation of foreign workers in the EU.
Trust, mutual recognition, and common EU-wide minimum fundamental rights standards are the pillars of a well-functioning EU justice area, says the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in the run up to European Day of Justice on 25 October. However, in practice this is not the reality. Many obstacles impede individuals from accessing justice or receiving a fair trial. That is why these issues will be thrown under the spotlight during a joint FRA-Slovak EU Presidency conference in Bratislava from 9 to 10 November.
The Agency presented the handbook on European law relating to access to justice during the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) on 16 September in Barcelona.