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Michael O’Flaherty
Those of us who care about human rights, including of LGBTI persons, need to be outraged and cry out in defence of what has been achieved so far. There are those who would dismantle the human rights protection system – what has been called modernity’s greatest achievement. Wake up to that, wake up to the threat, wake up to the risk. As the late Stephane Hessel put it, it is time to ‘Indignez vous’, in French, which means ‘get indignant’. And let’s marshal that indignation into smart campaigns that cannot be ignored.
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FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will be one of the keynote speakers at an international seminar on ‘Building the present, designing the future: public policies for a more equal society’.
On 17 June in Brussels, FRA will speak at the conference “Moving towards independent living and community-based care – EU funding instruments to support the development of community-based services “ organised by the European Commission and the ESF Transnational Platform.
FRA will join a meeting on 17 June in Geneva on local governments for human rights – addressing economic and social inequalities at local level.
In this video blog Michael O'Flaherty focuses on EuroPride and the need to stand up for the fundamental rights of the LGBTIQ community.
Almost one quarter of trafficked victims registered in the EU are children. EU child victims are twice the number of non EU child victims, with girls especially targeted. So what can be done? A new guide developed by FRA suggests 10 ways to protect children moving across EU Member States without parental care.
The International Press Institute World Congress took place in Geneva from 4 to 5 June. While there, FRA alongside France TV, Google and Twitter, took part in a panel debate on ‘Stopping hacks, data abuse and disinformation in Europe: what works and who’s responsible’.
Civil society organisations largely understand the EU’s new data protection rules. But they find it challenging to implement them even though it did not much affect their daily work, finds a FRA focus paper one year after the rules took effect.
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A EuroPride conference this year will take place from 12 to 14 June in Vienna. FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will deliver the conference keynote speech on where we are, how we got there and where we need to go.
FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will be one of the keynote speakers at the civil society days of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), on 12 June.
A new FRA focus paper questions the quality of data behind automated decision-making and underlines the need to pay more attention to improving data quality in artificial intelligence.
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FRA will take part in a hearing on 11 June in Brussels organised by the European Economic and Social Committee concerning discriminatory practices against Roma in employment and recruitment.
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FRA will have an active role in this year’s RightsCon, which is one of the world’s largest summits on human rights in the digital age.
FRA took part at the second meeting of the Education and Training 2020 Working Group on Promoting Common Values and Inclusive Education.
Many people across the EU risk being left behind, as growing intolerance and attacks on people’s fundamental rights continue to erode the considerable progress achieved to date, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2019.
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FRA will host trainers from the Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, the European Commission and Frontex responsible for training experts who evaluate the application of the Schengen acquis in the fields of border management, return and readmission.
Biometric data offers both opportunities and challenges with respect to fundamental rights.
On 4 June, FRA gave a keynote presentation via video conference to a roundtable discussion in Bucharest on the detention of migrant children and alternatives to detention.
FRA presented its work on independent living at two events in Vienna that looked into possibilities of how to ensure that people with disabilities can equally participate in society.
FRA will provide training on how to protect and promote child rights in the work of the European Parliament to parliament staff on 5 June in Brussels.