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EJTN Study Visit at the FRA and the UNODC

Monday, December 18, 2017

  • EJTN Study Visit sees judges and prosecutors visit the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna.
  • Organised for the first time by EJTN, this unique Study Visit allows 40 judges and prosecutors from 16 EU MS to familiarise themselves with the work and tools developed by the FRA and the UNODC.

A wide range of topics
The first morning of the visit was devoted to learning about the  mandates of UNODC in the area of criminal justice including the UN convention against corruption, combating violence against migrants and justice for children. Participants were also given a presentation about the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration (including the creation of the Global Judicial Integrity Network). 

The afternoon and the next morning were dedicated to the visit to the FRA where participants were given a presentation on the EU Charter Fundamental Rights and National Courts. They were also introduced with FRA's work in the area of asylum and migration, non-discrimination, the rights of the child, hate crime, access to Justice and data protection. 

EJTN intends to offer this visit again in 2018 in the framework of the upcoming call for applications for study visits.