Community policing can help bridge the mistrust and fear among and towards newly-arrived migrants and local communities. This was one of the observations from the latest summary report of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on migration-related fundamental rights concerns in selected EU Member States which assesses how the police work with local communities including migrants and asylum seekers.
A third of migrants arriving to the EU are children. They may be detained in prison-like conditions and their mental health put at risk. Such practices may defy human rights law as a new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals. It examines existing practices and shows how measures such as alternative housing, restrictions of movement or stronger guardianship systems can avoid the need for detention.
On 31 May – 1 June, at the invitation of the Council of Europe (CoE) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Agency participated as one of the rapporteurs in the consultation meeting with National Preventive Mechanisms of CoE Member States.
During a recent SHADE MED meeting from 8 to 9 June, the Agency shared some of its research findings and encouraged the use of its guidance on how to reduce the risk of refoulement in external border management when working in or together with non-EU countries.