“No one should be targeted just because of their skin colour, clothing or religion. No one should be afraid of a police stop. The EU and its Member States need to step up their efforts to tackle racism and build trust in our societies,” says FRA director Michael O’Flaherty.
The findings of FRA’s paper ‘Your Rights Matter: Police Stops’ shed light on people’s experiences with police stops across Europe.
Together with FRA’s reports on ‘Being Black in the EU’ and ‘Muslims in the EU’, it shows that ethnic minorities often experience racist harassment and violence, including at the hands of the police:
FRA’s 2023 Fundamental Rights Report also highlights that discriminatory profiling practices persist.
FRA renews its call on EU countries to fight discrimination and end unlawful ethnic profiling.
To support police officers in avoiding this practice, FRA published a Guide on how to avoid unlawful profiling. The guide includes practical information the police can use in their everyday work.
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