Highlights

  • Report / Paper / Summary
    6
    Juli
    2023
    Following yet another recent tragic shipwreck and loss of life in the Mediterranean, this short report sets out examples of actions the EU could take to meet its obligations to protect the right to life and prevent more deaths at sea. As part of the work that the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) does on upholding fundamental rights in asylum and return procedures, this report calls for better protection for shipwreck survivors, and prompt and independent investigations. It sets out measures that EU Member States should take to improve search and rescue efforts and provide legal pathways to safety to prevent deaths at sea.
  • Fundamental Rights Report
    8
    Juni
    2023
    Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine has resulted in massive internal and external population displacement. The European Union (EU) rapidly activated its Temporary Protection Directive for the first time since it was adopted in 2001. This entitled nearly 4 million people to legal residence and access to work, housing and legal assistance, education and healthcare.
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    28
    Februar
    2023
    Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine triggered scenes not seen in Europe for decades. It has since caused death, immense destruction, and unspeakable suffering. It also set in motion a mass movement of people not seen since World War II. To protect them, the EU activated the Temporary Protection Directive for the first time. In doing so, all EU Member States must offer protection to those displaced from Ukraine.
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    2
    Februar
    2023
    Many cities throughout the European Union hosted people fleeing Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. The EU currently faces the largest displacement of people in Europe since World War II. Since February 2022, over seven million people came to the EU. The arrival of such large numbers of people thrust cities and local governments to the forefront of the EU and its Member States’ relief work. This short publication provides a snapshot of cities’ initiatives to address this humanitarian crisis.
Produkte
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty visited the Canary Islands in March 2021 to get a sense of the migration situation there. He highlights the need to support the Canary Islands in relocating unaccompanied children and providing clear procedures on asylum applications.
25
Februar
2021
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has been regularly collecting data on asylum and migration since September 2015. This report focuses on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States and EU candidate countries particularly affected by migration. It addresses fundamental rights concerns between 1 October and 31 December 2020.
18
Dezember
2020
In 2020 (until 15 December), the International Organization for Migration estimated that about 1,054 people have died or gone missing while crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe to escape war or persecution or to pursue a better life. This is an average of almost three people per day. In the past years, a significant number of migrants in distress at sea have been rescued by civil society vessels deployed with a humanitarian mandate to reduce fatalities and bring rescued migrants to safety. Since 2018, however, national authorities initiated some 50 administrative and criminal proceedings against crew members or vessels, also seizing the latter. In some cases, rescue vessels were blocked in harbours due to flag issues or the inability to meet maritime safety-related and other technical requirements.
Handbook / Guide / Manual
17
Dezember
2020
Die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention (EMRK) und das Recht der Europäischen Union
bieten einen zunehmend bedeutenden Rahmen für den Schutz der Rechte von Ausländern.
Das Unionsrecht zu Asyl, Grenzen und Einwanderung entwickelt sich in hoher Geschwindigkeit
weiter. Der Umfang der Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte,
insbesondere zu den Artikeln 3, 5, 8 und 13 EMRK, ist beträchtlich. Der Gerichtshof
der Europäischen Union wird immer häufiger aufgefordert, sich zur Auslegung der diesbezüglichen
Bestimmungen des EU-Rechts zu äußern. Die dritte Ausgabe dieses Handbuchs
wurde im Juli 2020 fertiggestellt. Es stellt das Unionsrecht sowie die Rechtsprechung der
beiden europäischen Gerichtshöfe auf verständliche Art und Weise vor.
8
Dezember
2020
This report looks at fundamental rights compliance at the European Union (EU)’s external land borders, including rivers and lakes. On 30 January 2020, the European Parliament requested the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) to prepare a report on these borders. It noted that the report should focus on the correct application of the safeguards in the European asylum acquis and the provisions of the Schengen Borders Code (Regulation (EU) 2016/399).
6
November
2020
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has been regularly collecting data on asylum and migration since September 2015. This report focuses on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States and EU candidate countries particularly affected by migration. It addresses fundamental rights concerns between 1 July and 30 September 2020.
20
Oktober
2020
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency published in 2019 its report on the ‘Integration of young refugees in the EU’. The report explored the challenges of young people who fled armed conflict or persecution and arrived in the EU in 2015 and 2016. The report is based on 426 interviews with experts working in the area of asylum and integration, as well as 163 interviews with young people, aged 16 to 24, conducted between October 2017 and June 2018 in 15 regions and cities located in six Member States: Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Sweden. The links on this page provide a summary of the information collected during this period for each country about unaccompanied children turning 18 and the change in people’s legal status once international protection is granted. These two issues had at the time been identified as moments requiring sufficient, consistent and systematic support, particularly from lawyers, social workers and guardians, to ensure successful integration.
This video statement by FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty was recorded on 15 October 2020 at the Moria migration facility that was destroyed by fire in September 2020.
This video statement by FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty was recorded on 14 October 2020 at the temporary facility at Mavrovouni. This temporary camp was built to re-house people after the fire at the Moria migration facility on the island of Lesbos, in Greece.
29
Juli
2020
As we enter the second half of 2020, the constraints on our daily lives brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic have become a firm reality. New local lockdowns and the reintroduction of restrictive measures prompted by fresh outbreaks of the virus are a stark reminder that COVID-19 continues to shape our lives – and our enjoyment of fundamental rights – in profound ways. There is compelling evidence of how the pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges in our societies. This FRA Bulletin outlines some of the measures EU Member States adopted to safely reopen their societies and economies while continuing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It highlights the impact these measures may have on civil, political and socioeconomic rights.
27
Juli
2020
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has been regularly collecting data on asylum and migration since September 2015. This report focuses on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States and EU candidate countries particularly affected by migration. It addresses fundamental rights concerns between 1 April and 30 June 2020.
24
Juli
2020
Dieser Leitfaden richtet sich an Grenzschutzpersonal in den Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union (EU), das auf operativer Ebene tätig ist. Ziel ist die Unterstützung des Grenzschutzpersonals bei der Umsetzung der Grundrechtsgarantien des Schengener Grenzkodexes (Verordnung (EU) 2016/399) und des damit verbundenen EU-Rechts bei seiner täglichen Arbeit.
The EU Return Directive introduced an important fundamental rights safeguard for third-country nationals ordered to leave the EU because they do not or no longer fulfil the conditions for entry and/or stay. According to the Directive, Member States must provide for an effective forced-return monitoring system.
3
Juli
2020
The EU Return Directive (2008/115/EC) in Article 8 (6) introduced an important fundamental rights safeguard for third-country nationals ordered to leave the EU because they do not or no longer fulfil the conditions for entry and/or stay. According to the directive, Member States must provide for an effective forced-return monitoring system.
19
Juni
2020
In 2019, the International Organization for Migration estimated that 1,866 people have died or gone missing while crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe to escape war or persecution or to pursue a better life. This is an average of five people per day. In recent years, a significant proportion of migrants in distress at sea have been rescued by civil society vessels deployed with a humanitarian mandate to reduce fatalities and bring rescued migrants to safety. Since 2018, however, authorities in some EU Member States started viewing civil society-deployed rescue vessels with hostility. As a reaction, national authorities initiated about 40 administrative and criminal proceedings against crew members or vessels, including seizing the latter. In some cases, rescue vessels were blocked in harbours due to flag issues or the inability to meet technical requirements.
11
Juni
2020
Das Jahr 2019 brachte beim Schutz der Grundrechte sowohl Fortschritte als auch Rückschritte. In ihrem Grundrechte-Bericht 2020 untersucht die FRA wichtige Entwicklungen auf diesem Gebiet und zeigt sowohl Erfolge auf als auch Bereiche, in denen es immer noch Probleme gibt. Darüber hinaus formuliert die FRA in dieser Veröffentlichung ihre Stellungnahmen zu den wichtigsten Entwicklungen in den abgedeckten Themenbereichen und gibt einen Überblick über die Informationen, die diesen Stellungnahmen zugrunde liegen. So bietet diese Veröffentlichung einen knappen, aber informativen Überblick über die größten Herausforderungen, mit denen die EU und ihre Mitgliedstaaten im Bereich der Grundrechte konfrontiert sind.
11
Juni
2020
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2020 reviews major developments in the field in 2019, identifying both achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments, including a synopsis of the evidence supporting these opinions. This year’s focus chapter explores how to unlock the full potential of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
28
Mai
2020
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to interrupt everyday life in the EU in unprecedented ways. But the way it affects our societies is shifting. As governments gradually lift some of the measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, new fundamental rights concerns arise: how to ensure that the rights to life and health are upheld as daily life transitions to a ‘new normal’. This Bulletin looks at declarations of states of emergency, or equivalent, and how they came under scrutiny. It considers the impact on fundamental rights in important areas of daily life, and includes a thematic focus on the processing of users’ data to help contain COVID-19, particularly by contact-tracing apps. It covers the period 21 March – 30 April 2020.
27
Mai
2020
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has been regularly collecting data on migration since September 2015. This report focuses on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States and EU candidate countries particularly affected by large migration movements. It addresses key fundamental rights concerns between 1 January and 31 March 2020.
11
Mai
2020
In recent years, thousands of girls and boys have reached Europe without their parents, and sought international protection. Many of them experienced violence, abuse and neglect in their home countries, and while in transit. They have the right to be protected in line with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention on Human Rights, and European Union law. This report explores the challenges and good practices gathered in the implementation of such relocation programmes. Based on information FRA collected in 10 EU Member States, it aims to help national authorities to support the relocation of unaccompanied children by taking measures that are fully rights compliant and practically feasible.
In der gesamten EU sind Kinder ohne elterliche Fürsorge in Gefahr, Opfer von Missbrauch oder Menschenhandel zu werden. Im Rahmen der EU-Strategie zur Beseitigung des Menschenhandels, die die maßgebliche Rolle von Vormündern für den Schutz von Kindern anerkennt, präsentiert die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) heute ein Handbuch, das nationale Vormundschaftsregelungen für Kinder in Europa stärken soll.
Nach dem Erfolg der ersten Auflage stellen der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte (EGMR) und die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) heute eine aktualisierte Fassung ihres Handbuchs zum europäischen Recht im Zusammenhang mit Asyl, Grenzen und Einwanderung vor. Diese bringt das Material des im vergangenen Jahr veröffentlichten Handbuchs auf den neuesten Stand und ist in weiteren zwei Sprachen erhältlich.
Im Rahmen der Debatte der EU-Minister zur künftigen EU-Politik im Bereich Freiheit, Sicherheit und Recht präsentiert die EU-Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA) den Jahresbericht 2013. Neben praktischen Vorschlägen, wie die Grundrechte der Menschen in der EU besser geschützt werden können, zeigt der FRA-Jahresbericht vor allem auf, welche grundrechtlichen Herausforderungen und Erfolge es im Jahr 2013 gab.
Bei den jüngsten Tragödien im Mittelmeer sind wiederum viele MigrantInnen ertrunken. Die Häufigkeit dieser tragischen Ereignisse macht deutlich, dass die Mitgliedstaaten und die Europäische Union dringend zusammenarbeiten müssen, um das Leben der MigrantInnen zu schützen und ihre Rechte zu wahren.
Am 4. August wurden 102 Menschen, unter ihnen vier Schwangere und eine verletzte Frau sowie ein fünf Monate altes Kleinkind, von einem Tankschiff, der M/V SALAMIS, in der libyschen Such- und Rettungszone gerettet.
Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte (EGMR) und die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) stellen heute ein zweites Handbuch zum europäischen Recht vor. Das Handbuch zu den europarechtlichen Grundlagen im Bereich Asyl, Grenzen und Einwanderung baut auf den Erfahrungen auf, die die beiden Institutionen im Rahmen ihres ersten gemeinsamen Projekts, dem 2011 veröffentlichten Handbuch zum europäischen Antidiskriminierungsrecht, sammeln konnten.
Ein neuer Bericht der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) stellt die Ergebnisse einer eingehenden Untersuchung in vier EU-Mitgliedstaaten, die über südliche Seegrenzen in der EU verfügen, vor.