Statewatch: The Commission would be planning to use coercion in order to obtain asylum seekers and migrants’ fingerprints

March,10 2015 –The European Commission and the Member States would be discussing the « best practices to follow»in order to obtain asylum seekers and illegal immigrants’ fingerprints by force. Their fingerprints have to integrate EURODAC data base so that the Dublin III Regulation can be applied. The Commission would be considering putting forward the « use of a proportionate degree of coercion » against naysayers, including vulnerable people and minors.

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FRA’s Focus: « Legal entry channels to the EU for persons in need of international protection: a toolbox »

6 March 2015 – The European Union Agency for Human Rights (FRA) submits in this “focus” techniques and means to enable third-country nations in search of international protection to attain Europe without using smugglers or dangerous channels. Following the example of other international organizations and many NGOs, FRA campaigns for the opening of legal channels for asylum seekers to join Europe. It considers that such a measure would contribute to the fight against human trafficking.

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