FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2017 (pdf) reviews major developments in the field, identifying both achievements and areas of concern.
The report notes:
‘Across the EU, the fundamental rights system is increasingly under attack – dismissed as political correctness gone awry, as benefiting only select individuals, or as hampering swift responses to urgent challenges. While civil society organisations and individuals have shown remarkable dedication in helping to protect fundamental rights and have played a very positive role, they make for easy scapegoats in such a hostile political environment.’
The report explores the main developments of 2016 in nine specific thematic areas: the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and its use by Member States; 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 rights of crime victims; and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.