FRA Publishes 'Fundamental Rights Report 2021'
On 10 June 2021, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published its fundamental rights report that takes stock of the developments regarding fundamental rights in the EU in 2020. Additionally, FRA also published its opinions on these developments and added a synopsis of the evidence supporting these opinions.
FRA's Fundamental Rights Report reviews the major developments in the field in 2020 in the EU, thereby identifying both achievements and areas of concern. First, the Report focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fundamental rights in the EU, thereby also zooming in on the impact on refugees and migrants. Furthermore, the Report dedicates a chapter to 'asylum, visas, migration, integration and borders'. This chapter - amongst others - looks at:
- The impact of EU large-scale IT information systems on fundamental rights;
- Fundamental rights at the borders;
- The impact of Covid-19 on the rights of migrants and refugees.
The Report further covers the implementation and use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on the national level; equality and non-discrimination; racism, xenophobia and related intolerance; Roma equality and inclusion; information society, privacy and data protection; rights of the child; access to justice; and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.