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FRA Director participated in Italian Parliament hearing

On 8 May, FRA’s Director participated via videoconference in a hearing of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament.

The intervention was livestreamed.

The Director discussed the situation of human rights in the EU, the role of FRA in the European framework for human rights protection, as well as FRA’s cooperation with national and local institutions, civil society organisations and practitioners, among other issues.

During discussions, the Director noted FRA’s readiness to support mational parliaments’ efforts to adopt and ensure the implementation of legislation and policies which comply with fundamental rights, as well as to establish national human rights institutions. The Italian Parliament is currently discussing legislation on the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution in Italy.