LORDS

Lords to quiz EU Fundamental Rights Agency

30 October 2013

On Wednesday 30 October, the Justice, Institutions and Consumer Affairs Sub-Committee of the EU Committee will hear oral evidence from the Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), Morten Kjaerum; Philip Geddes, Member of the FRA Management Board for The UK; and Joanna Goodey, Head of Freedoms and Justice Department.

Witnesses

Wednesday 30 October,  Committee Room 2A of the House of Lords

At 4pm:

  • Mr Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Philip Geddes, Member of the FRA Management Board for the UK
  • Joanna Goodey, Head of Freedoms and Justice Department

The Sub-Committee has been interested for some time in the work of the FRA and, in particular, the possible overlap with the work of the Council of Europe.

Questions

Questions for the witnesses will include:

  • How is the FRA accountable?
  • What is the relationship between the FRA and the Council of Europe?
  • How does the role of the FRA differ from that of the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Fundamental Rights?
  • Are there any areas of duplication of work between the FRA and the Council of Europe?

Further information

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