Julia Lafrranque was elected member of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Scientific Committee
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) elected five women and six men from 100 applicants to form the Agency's new Scientific Committee. Julia Laffranque, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and visiting professor at the University of Tartu, School of Law, was one of the elected experts.
Other expert members are: Kieran Bradley, François Crépeau, Theodora Kostakopoulou, Joanna Kulesza, Anja Mihr, Francesco Palermo, Martin Scheinin, Nico Schrijver, Anne Waldschmidt, Siniša Zrinščak. Their academic expertise covers key disciplines such as EU law, sociology, public international law, political science and comparative (public) law.
All members are widely renowned experts with distinguished academic credentials who have professional experience as members of EU expert networks and relevant institutions.
They bring together various human rights disciplines as well as specialist expertise in key thematic areas such as citizenship, security, data protection, disability, migration and asylum, cybersecurity, religious freedom or minority rights.
Members come from Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Poland. Their term of office starts on 4 June 2018 and they will be members for five years.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is the EU’s centre of fundamental rights expertise. It is set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States on a range of issues. The Agency helps to ensure that the fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected. The Scientific Committee guarantees the scientific quality of the FRA's work.