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.
FRA will join a meeting on 17 June in Geneva on local governments for human rights – addressing economic and social inequalities at local level.
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.
In this video blog Michael O'Flaherty focuses on EuroPride and the need to stand up for the fundamental rights of the LGBTIQ community.
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Près d’un quart des victimes de la traite d’êtres humains enregistrées dans l’UE sont des enfants. Les enfants victimes de la traite qui sont ressortissants de l’UE sont deux fois plus nombreux que ceux issus de pays tiers, les filles étant particulièrement visées. Alors que faire ? Un nouveau guide élaboré par la FRA suggère 10 façons de protéger les enfants qui se déplacent dans des États membres de l’UE sans protection parentale.
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’.
Les organisations de la société civile comprennent dans leur majorité les nouvelles règles de l’UE en matière de protection des données. Toutefois, selon un document d’orientation de la FRA publié un an après l’entrée en vigueur de ces règles, elles estiment que leur mise en œuvre est difficile, même si cette tâche n’a pas beaucoup perturbé leur travail quotidien.
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.
Un nouveau « Focus » de la FRA met en cause la qualité des données à l’origine de la prise de décision automatisée et souligne la nécessité d’accorder une plus grande attention à l’amélioration de la qualité des données dans l’intelligence artificielle.
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 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.
FRA took part at the second meeting of the Education and Training 2020 Working Group on Promoting Common Values and Inclusive Education.
Selon le rapport sur les droits fondamentaux 2019 de la FRA, de nombreuses personnes dans l’UE risquent d’être laissées pour compte, car l’intolérance croissante et les atteintes aux droits fondamentaux des personnes continuent à éroder les progrès considérables accomplis jusqu’ici.
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.
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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.
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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.