Fundamental rights in the pandemic, the new FRA report is online

COVID-19 tested the resolve of fundamental rights protection systems across the EU. Governments need to put in place lasting structures to tackle inequality, racism and exclusion. Only a rights-based approach allows governments to build inclusive societies” the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Director Michael O’Flaherty said, on the occasion of the 2021 Fundamental Rights report publication.

The annual report, which provides the overview of the state of the art of improvements and challenges to fundamental rights in Europe. The 2021 Report comes with a specific focus on the Covid-19 emergency, assessing its impact on fundamental rights, especially when it comes to vulnerable social categories, such as older people, people with disabilities, Roma people and migrants.

The report is divided in thematic sections, covering all crucial issues that have an impact on fundamental rights. These include racism, discriminations, rights of the children, data protection and privacy, protection of victims of crimes, gender-based violence. FRA also provides recommendations to the EU Member States on how to tackle the challenges emerged during 2020.

As in previous years, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, as member of the multi-disciplinary network of experts FRANET, carried out the research in Italy, delivering the 2021 Italian Report on Fundamental Rights.

Click here to read the 2021 FRA report

Click here to read the 2021 Italian FRA report

Click here to read the focus The Coronavirus Pandemic and fundamental rights