Scope of the principle of non-refoulement in contemporary border management: evolving areas of law

A Report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

December 2016

EU Member States are increasingly involved in border management activities on the high seas, within – or in cooperation with – third countries, and at the EU’s borders. Such activities entail risks of violating the principle of non-refoulement, the cornerstone of the international legal regime for the protection of refugees, which prohibits returning individuals to a risk of persecution. This report aims to encourage fundamental-rights compliant approaches to border management, including by highlighting potential grey areas.
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Scope of non-refoulement: Participants at FRA expert meeting in March 2016

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The analysis presented is complemented by concrete guidance on how to reduce the risk of refoulement in these situations – a practical tool developed with the input of experts during a meeting held in Vienna in March of 2016.

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