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".
Asylum, Anti-Discrimination and Diversity
The aim of the project SELEX II, commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), was to disclose evidence – in eight EU Member States – about the specific experiences, views and needs of migrant workers who have experienced (severe) labour exploitation.
A Joint Reader was developed based on the curriculum and lectures held at a Winter School on "Legal Protection against Discrimination in South-East Europe" within the framework of the project "Regional Cooperation between Law Faculties to Improve Protection against Discrimination – Course Development".
On 26th of November 2018, Monika Mayrhofer presented a paper on "Monitoring human rights – the role of cities" at the international conference "Cities, Territories and the Struggles for Human Rights: a 2030 perspective", which took place in Padova/Italy. The Conference was organised by the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova in cooperation with the University of London, University of Gothenburg, University of Graz, University of Cape Town and University of Antwerp.
The Austrian withdrawal from the UN Migration Compact has triggered a wide public debate. In this context, Manfred Nowak and Adel-Naim Reyhani from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights answered questions on the meaning and purpose of this document as well as its legal classification.
The experts do not see a basis for the argument that national autonomy regarding migration policies would be restricted by the Compact.
From the 27th of February to the 1st of March of 2018, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights welcomed a 16-person delegation from Albania. The study visit took place within the context of the EU- Council of Europe Joint Program “Enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection and anti-discrimination”. Delegates from the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the People’s Advocate and the Council of Europe’s Project Team in Tirana participated in the activity.
The aim of SELEX II is to disclose evidence – in eight EU Member States – about the specific experiences, views and needs of migrant workers who have experienced (severe) labour exploitation. The project builds on the perspectives, experiences and needs of migrant workers experiencing labor exploitation, which is the added value of this project.
The aim of the project is to develop a model course on legal protection against discrimination in South-East Europe, which will be tested during a Winter School and further developed so that it can be integrated into the curriculum of law faculties in the Western Balkans either as a regular or elective course within the respective master programs.