FRA Report: The European Border and Coast Guard and fundamental rights

Report published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on 31/10/2023 – accessible here.

Fundamental rights are an important consideration in European border management. Virtually all activities can have an impact on rights – from risk analysis to training, border checks and border surveillance. Safeguards in laws regulating European border management aim to protect rights. This report is a contribution to the first review of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation (EU) 2019/1896 that offers an opportunity to reflect on how best to improve the fundamental rights situation at the external borders of the EU.