DPP Associate Professor Kirsten-Roberts Lyer appointed to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency's (FRA) Scientific Committee

June 7, 2023
Kirsten Roberts Lyer

DPP Associate Professor Kirsten Robers Lyer has been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). The FRA is an independent centre of reference and excellence for the promotion and protection of human rights in the EU.

The Scientific Committee is one of the formal structures of the FRA per its founding EU Regulation, and acts as the guarantor of the scientific quality of the FRA's work. Appointments are for a 5-year term and are made by the FRA Management Board and consulted with the relevant committee of the European Parliament (LIBE Committee). 

The Scientific Committee comprises eleven independent persons, highly qualified in the field of fundamental rights, who are widely renowned experts with distinguished academic credentials. Dr Roberts Lyer brings to the Committee 25 years of expertise in human rights, with a particular focus on National Human Rights Institutions, parliaments as human rights actors, and academic freedom.

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