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Publication date: 28 October 2014

Fundamental rights at land borders: findings from selected EU border crossing points (1.86 MB)

Publication date:19 June 2015

Fundamental rights at land borders: findings from selected European Union border crossing points summary (373.43 KB)

The situation at land border crossing points into the EU has received less attention than Europe’s southern sea borders, where migrants’ lives are at risk. Although FRA research shows that land border checks of third-country nationals are generally conducted routinely and take place without incident, a number of challenges affect travellers’ fundamental rights. These range from disrespectful treatment to the failure to identify persons in need of protection. Such challenges must not be neglected.