On Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shines a light on differences in legal minimum ages to help the EU and its Member States eliminate inconsistencies, protection gaps and seemingly arbitrary restrictions resulting from different age thresholds.
New and persisting fundamental rights concerns in a number of EU Member States remain a feature of the migration situation in Europe, according to the FRA’s latest monthly report. Overcrowding, immigrant detention, particularly of migrant children, and asylum processing delays are just some of the challenges highlighted.
Widespread gender-based violence, hate and discrimination continue to threaten the well-being and ability of women to live full and active lives in society, as a new paper by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. It calls for renewed and stronger efforts by the EU and its Member States to promote gender equality and change societal attitudes to help eradicate discrimination and violence towards women.
On the 10th anniversary of the landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the segregation of Roma children in education, equality and human rights organizations call for a redoubling of efforts to bring children together in the spirit of Europe’s commitment to dignity, equality and human rights.
International treaties, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, European Union (EU) secondary law and national legislation provide a number of rights to citizens. The maps and tables presented show the various patterns concerning age requirements for children to acquire rights in the EU. They also identify inconsistencies, protection gaps and restrictions deriving from different age thresholds. The aim is to assist EU Member States in addressing these issues and to facilitate the EU in exercising its competence to support and coordinate Member States’ actions related to children and youth.
Women and girls in the European Union (EU) experience persistent gender discrimination and gender-based violence, as evidence collected by FRA confirms. This severely limits the ability of women and girls to enjoy their rights and to participate on an equal footing in society. This FRA contribution to the third Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights ‘Women's rights in turbulent times’ looks at core human rights commitments. It balances these against selected evidence on gender discrimination, sexist hate speech and gender-based violence against women and girls in the EU.
This report provides an overview of data on antisemitism as recorded by
international organisations and by official and unofficial sources in the 28 European
Union (EU) Member States, based on their own definitions and categorisations.
This report is FRA’s second publication addressing a European Parliament request for in-depth research on the
impact of surveillance on fundamental rights. It updates FRA’s 2015 legal analysis on the topic, and supplements
that analysis with field-based insights gained from extensive interviews with diverse experts in intelligence
and related fields, including its oversight.
Discussions are under way at the European Union (EU)
and national levels about how best to realise the transition
from institutional to community-based support.
This report contributes to these by bringing together
some of the key issues that have emerged from the
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ (FRA) human rights
indicators on Member States’ political and practical commitment
The transition from institution- to community-based support for persons with disabilities is a complex process
that requires multifaceted efforts. These include putting in place commitments and structures for achieving
deinstitutionalisation and measuring outcomes for persons with disabilities. This report shows that effectively
funding the deinstitutionalisation process is a vital element.
This report assesses to what extent Member States have
implemented the right to independent living, focusing on the effect commitments and funds are having on
persons with disabilities’ daily lives. Taken together, the reports provide important insights that can support
ongoing processes of change.
This report assesses to which extent selected EU Member States have put
in place mechanisms to ensure appropriate oversight and control of quality
standards in reception facilities. Such oversight and control is essential for
providing dignified and fundamental rights-compatible living conditions
for asylum seekers.
Muslims living in the EU face discrimination in a broad range of settings – and particularly when looking for work,
on the job, and when trying to access public or private services. The report examines how characteristics – such
as an individual's first and last name, skin colour and the wearing of visible religious symbols like a headscarf,
for example – may trigger discriminatory treatment and harassment.
The European Parliament requested this FRA Opinion on the fundamental rights and personal data protection implications of the proposed Regulation for the creation of a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), including an assessment of the fundamental rights aspects of the access
by law enforcement authorities and Europol.
The Council of the EU requested this FRA Opinion in its Conclusions on business and human rights. The expert opinion sought from FRA was to look at “possible avenues to lower barriers for access to remedy at the EU level” – the third of three pillars of the UN Guiding
This opinion analyses the effects on children of the proposed recast Dublin Regulation. It covers child-specific rules as well as provisions relating to all asylum applicants that significantly affect children.