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The guidance ‘Border controls and fundamental rights at external land borders’  contains practical tips for border-management staff in five areas:

  1. Treating everyone with dignity
  2. Identifying and referring vulnerable people
  3. Respecting the legal basis, necessity and proportionality when using force
  4. Applying safeguards when holding people at borders
  5. Respecting procedural safeguards and protecting personal data

It gives examples of concrete actions that border guards and other competent authorities should take at operational level to uphold people’s fundamental rights in their daily work.

Previously, FRA published practical guidance on a variety of topics, including on reducing the risk of refoulement when working with third countries; apprehension of migrants in an irregular situation and relocation of unaccompanied children.

See all FRA practical guidance >>>