- Report / Paper / Summary
- Publication date:
- 27 March 2020 French version now available 24 April 2020
Fundamental rights of refugees, asylum applicants and migrants at the European borders
Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union (EU) Member States have an undeniable sovereign right to control the entry of non-nationals into their territory. While exercising border control, states have a duty to protect the fundamental rights of all people under their jurisdiction, regardless of their nationality and/or legal status. Under EU law, this includes providing access to asylum procedures.