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How to ensure full rights-compliance when controlling external land borders

FRA is producing practical guidance (’dos’ and ‘don’ts’) for border guards on how to fully comply with fundamental rights when controlling the EU’s external land borders.

For this, FRA consulted over 35 experts with a wide range of expertise during webinars on 8 and 15 May.

They included representatives from State authorities such as border guards, the European Commission and EU agencies (Frontex, EASO). They also represented international organisations, such as the UN Refugee Agency, Council of Europe, Red Cross, National Human Rights Institutions, the European Court of Human Rights Registry, civil society and academia. The practical guidance will identify concrete actions that border guards and other competent authorities should take to uphold fundamental rights in their daily work.

FRA will officially launch it at the upcoming European Migration Network conference, organised in cooperation with the Croatian Presidency of the EU Council.

The conference takes place online on 24 June.