FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2023 reflects on the developments and shortfalls of human rights protection in the EU in 2022.
Its focus section covers the fundamental rights implications of the aggression in Ukraine for the EU and the challenges that arose. For example, the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive provided welcome access to work, housing, social assistance, education and healthcare. But most of those who arrived are women and girls and many need to look after children or older relatives. This underlines the need for targeted support such as:
“Women and girls are innocent victims of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine,” says FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty. “EU countries provided temporary protection granting them the support they needed to adapt and live in Europe. But the ongoing conflict requires longer-term solutions that also pay particular attention to women.”
Other key fundamental rights issues in 2022 addressed by the report include:
The report summarises and analyses major human rights developments in the EU in 2022. It contains proposals for action, covering: EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and its use by Member States; equality and non-discrimination; racism and related intolerance; Roma inclusion and equality; asylum, borders and migration; information society, privacy and data protection; child rights; access to justice; and implementing the UN’s Disability Convention (CRPD).
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