Fundamental Rights Report 2019
9 September 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

In June 2019, FRA published its fundamental rights Report 2019. The 2019 report places special emphasis on the interrelationship between human rights and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an EU context. The 17 SDGs are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. They serve as an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership to end poverty and other deprivation. This goes hand-in-hand with strategies to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth, while simultaneously tackling climate change and working to preserve oceans and forests.

In the remaining chapters, the report reviews and outlines FRA’s opinions on the main developments in 2018:

  • Use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights;
  • Equality and non-discrimination;
  • Racism, xenophobia, and related intolerance;
  • Roma integration;
  • Asylum, borders and migration;
  • Information society, privacy, and data protection;
  • Rights of the child;
  • Access to justice, including the rights of crime victims;
  • Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

FRA’s opinions are available in all EU languages and are additionally compiled in a separate document. They are designed to give advice on possible policy considerations by the EU actors.

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EU Fundamental Rights Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section