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Frontex needs to improve the protection of human rights at European borders

Strasbourg, 05.04.2013 – Adopting the report by Mikael Cederbratt (Sweden, EPP/CD) yesterday in Rabat, the PACE Migration Committee has recommended that Frontex improve respect and protection of human rights at European borders.

This European Union agency’s task is to co-ordinate EU member States’ actions relating to the management and control of the EU’s external borders. The committee also called on Frontex to tackle a number of structural issues, including the lack of transparency of its activities, the lack of clarity regarding its responsibility and liability, and the lack of democratic scrutiny of some of its activities, particularly agreements negotiated with third countries.