All people entering the EU should be treated with dignity. This applies to the initial contact with authorities to the conditions at reception facilities and immigration detention centres. It also applies to processing applications, referrals or returns at borders, as well as access to justice.
In addition, authorities need procedures in place to respectfully deal with large numbers of arrivals.
EU countries should set up adequate mechanisms to monitor fundamental rights compliance at the EU borders. To be effective, FRA drew up eight key markers for national monitoring bodies, outlined in its latest guidance. They should have:
The European Commission proposed new rules to monitor fundamental rights at the EU’s external borders. This includes setting up national fundamental rights monitoring systems.
The Commission asked FRA to draw up guidance for EU countries on how best to set up such systems.