The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) suggests that the European Union must advance in the application of Human Rights
For the fourth consecutive year, the University Institute for Migration Studies (“Instituto Universitario de Estudios sobre Migraciones” or IUEM in Spanish) at Comillas ICAI-ICADE has collaborated with the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in the preparation of the annual report on the situation of Human Rights in Europe. As each year, the IUEM has contributed data on the situation in Spain. In this sense, among the main challenges that our country must take on are those of "improving in the fight against racism and discrimination, combatting the social exclusion of children, immediate repatriations, or the absence of an independent body and monitoring of equal treatment and non-discrimination, as required by European Union Law, "says María José Castaño, researcher at the IUEM. And she adds that "the implementation of the State Pact on Gender-Related Violence is urgently needed to finally include this concept in our legal system".
If we enlarge the focus, the 2017 FRA Report entitled "Between Promises and Reality: A Decade of Fundamental Rights in the EU" is critical in aspects such as equality and non-discrimination, racism, xenophobia and intolerance, asylum, visas, migration, borders, integration and data.