IT systems can help trace missing migrant children and combat identity theft. But there are also significant risks to people’s fundamental rights, for instance not being fairly treated within the asylum procedure. So finds the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in a new report. As authorities increasingly rely on these systems, the report suggests ways to better defend the rights of those affected.
Migrants at border crossings face being turned back in a number of Member States without the chance to exercise their right to asylum, finds the Agency’s latest report on migration-related fundamental rights issues. Pushbacks and cases of people being returned to where they risk persecution are just some of the challenges facing migrants when trying to enter or travel through the EU.
The Council of the EU’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens’ Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) discussed the results of the FRA’s second independent external evaluation on 21 March at the invitation of the Bulgarian Presidency.
Promoting equality and combating racism are essential to fortify social cohesion and democratic security, the heads of three European human rights institutions said in a joint statement on today’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Building on the widely popular practical handbook on European non-discrimination law, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Court of Human Rights have just published an update.