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One day before the International Migrant Day, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published the third edition of the Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration.
The handbook is intended for lawyers, judges, prosecutors, border guards, immigration officials and others working with national authorities, as well as national human rights institutions, non-governmental organisations and other bodies that may be confronted with legal questions in the areas covered.
After the first edition was published in 2013, followed by the second edition in 2014, there have been significant developments in European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration. For instance, a number of adopted EU instruments upgrade or establish new large-scale EU information technology systems to manage migration. There have also been smaller legislative changes in the Schengen acquis on borders, irregular migration and visas. The 2020 edition provides an updated overview of the European legal standards relevant to asylum, borders and immigration, explaining both applicable Council of Europe and EU measures.