The Fundamental Right Agency appoints new Director

MichaelOFlaherty FRA Director 2015Mr Michael O'Flaherty has been appointed as the next Director of the Fundamental Right Agency (FRA). Mrs O'Flaherty's "profound human rights expertise and wealth of experience on the national, European and international stage will strengthen FRA's role as a major player in shaping the fundamental rights landscape across the EU", states FRA Management Board Chairperson Frauke Lisa Seidensticker in a press release.

Michael O'Flaherty is currently Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland Galway, as well as Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

AGE Platform Europe welcomes the new Fundamental Right Agency Director. We hope that under his direction FRA will pay more attention to the age ground in its future work. The recognition and enforcement of older people's human rights is indeed essential to combat age discrimination and elder abuse and ensure a dignified life in old age for all across the European Union. 

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