Report FRA on Fundamental Rights 2020

"The Covid-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a profound impact on the fundamental rights of every person in the EU. Persistent inequalities, harassment and prejudice are likely to get worse. Governments must ensure that the breadmaking of the 'new normality' will lead to a fairer and more just society that honors the dignity of individuals and ensures that no one is left behind," said Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). 


FRA's Fundamental Rights Report 2020 provides an overview of developments and critical points in the protection of fundamental rights in the Union in 2019. The comparative report - prepared by the Agency - focuses on eight thematic sections: equality and non-discrimination; racism, xenophobia and intolerance; inclusion of the Roma population; asylum, migration, borders and integration; information society, privacy and data protection; children's rights; access to justice; rights of persons with disabilities. A specific focus is also dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and its implementation by national courts. Finally, proposals for action are suggested by the Agency to Member States and European institutions in order to ensure an effective guarantee of rights in each of the above mentioned areas. 

For the first time since FRA published its annual report, individual country reports are also available online. The one for Italy was edited by Fondazione "Giacomo Brodolini", as the Agency's national contractor. As well as the comparative report, the national report focuses on the thematic areas listed above and on the application in Italy of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, highlighting the progress and good practices found in Italy in 2019 on the protection of fundamental rights, but also the serious gaps and critical issues still to be addressed. 

Link to the press release

Link to FRA Report