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Access to Justice

Access to Justice

Our analysis of the issues of migration and asylum focuses on a rights-based approach. Non-EU citizens are often subject to special legal provisions, which regulate access to the territory of the Republic of Austria, the conditions for granting and renewal of residence and working permits, and the implementation of measures terminating their right to legally stay in Austria. In addition Non-EU citizens are denied rights which are accessible by Austrian and EU-nationals. The unequal treatment between Austrian and foreign nationals is even allowed for by the Austrian Constitution and the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court.

We analyse the effects of discrimination and the lack of access to the law on the quality of the lives of migrants and asylum seekers. 

Discussion event: The EU Roadmap Directives in criminal procedural law and their implementation in Austria

Breaking the barriers

On 26 January 2022, 6 p.m., an online discussion events offers the opportunity to address the practical challenges of the implementation of the so-called "Roadmap Directives" of the European Uniond. The event takes place within the framework of the EU project "Breaking the barriers: rights based participatory judicial training on procedural rights". Find more information about the event here.

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Online EU-Event: ‘Breaking the Barriers’ Transnational participatory judicial training on procedural rights

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On 28 January 2022, the EU conference 'Breaking Language Barriers' will take place online from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The conference serves to discuss and disseminate the results and experiences that have been gathered as part of the project "Breaking the barriers: rights based participatory judicial training on procedural rights".

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BREAKING THE BARRIERS: rights based participatory judicial training on procedural rights

The introduction of strict procedural safeguards for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings is a key guarantor of their right to a fair trial and an essential part of the EU criminal justice agenda. The project Breaking the Barriers enables 120 judges and prosecutors to participate in transnational training courses on procedural rights for suspects and accused persons and aims at breaking language barriers.

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E-book on the rights of asylum seekers within the EU and the effective enforcement of CFREU

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Research on the (potential) role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFREU) for the European legal regime was conducted in Austria, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Poland. The research was seen as key in preparing and developing the training materials as well as the "Training Manual: The Role of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Asylum Cases" within the project "Judging the Charter".