Of the several hundreds of thousands of people trafficked in the EU, one in six are children. Existing guardianship rules for such children, who are often without parental care, frequently leads to inadequate support and protection, finds the latest report from FRA.
In the context of its work in the area of migration, asylum and borders, FRA is today publishing a new paper, Alternatives to detention for asylum seekers and people in return procedures. The paper seeks to provide guidance to policy makers and practitioners on the use of measures for asylum seekers and people in return procedures that do not unnecessarily deprive them of their right to liberty.
On 25 September, experts met at FRA to discuss in-depth the interview questions for the field research for the Agency’s ‘Biometric data in large scale EU IT-systems in the areas of borders, visa and asylum – fundamental rights implications’ project.
On 28 September, FRA took part in the third meeting of a Working Group set up by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to develop a toolkit to support frontline officers such as border guards or staff working in immigration detention facilities.
FRA, together with representatives from Member States, the UN’s Refugee Agency, the International Organization for Migration and the International Committee of the Red Cross gathered in Malta from 21 to 22 September to provide feedback and to discuss EASO’s practical guide on family tracing.