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"Fundamental Rights Report 2022" of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union

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On 8 June, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the Fundamental Rights Report 2022 on its website. FRA's Fundamental Rights Report 2022 provides an overview of the main developments in the field of fundamental and human rights in Europe in 2021, highlighting both achievements and areas of concern.

The report's focus chapter looks at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social rights and examines national policies to address the socio-economic impact of the pandemic in relation to respect for fundamental rights. Other chapters deal with equality and non-discrimination, racism, data protection, children's rights, access to justice and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

A chapter on asylum, borders, migration and integration notes that upholding fundamental rights at the EU's external borders remains one of the greatest human rights challenges, given continuing reports of pushbacks, border violence and deaths on sea routes. In this regard, the report also refers to continued asylum and return-related detention as measures of increased migration containment at European borders.

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