The shrinking space for European civil society – what can be done?

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00
FREE - PLEASE REGISTER
Paccar Theatre

From gag laws to emergency laws, from inspections against human rights groups to the active erosion of LGBTI and migrant rights, the space in which civil society and human rights defenders can operate in Europe, as in the rest of the world, is shrinking.  The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), based in Vienna, is an independent body which guides and advises EU governments on the best ways to ensure protection for fundamental human rights, but how can this be achieved in an increasingly populist and challenged union?  

The director of the agency, Michael O’Flaherty, will speak about what we as a society, as well as the FRA, can do in support of civil society. 

This event is hosted by Front Line Defenders in collaboration with UCD Centre for Human Rights and supported by Science Gallery Dublin.