"Frontex has rejected a recommendation made by the European Ombudsman following an investigation of its compliance with human rights standards and, in particular, with the requirements of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights. The Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, is sending this special report to the European Parliament seeking its support on the matter."
"According to several NGO reports, fundamental rights may have been violated during some Frontex activities and the adoption of a fundamental rights strategy is therefore essential. Some rights were reported to be in particular danger of being breached: protection against non‐refoulement; the right to claim asylum; protection against inhuman and degrading treatment; the right to leave one’s country; protection against collective expulsions; protection of personal data; and protection from discrimination."
"In response to your invitation to submit comments for your ongoing inquiry into the EU Borders Agency Frontex, the Meijers Committee wishes to make the following remarks."
"Frontex became deeply involved in the violation of human rights of intercepted illegal immigrants at the Greek-Turkish land border. Below is the reason why all this happened:"
On 19/07/2012 European Ombudsman invites observations from interested parties concerning his own-initiative inquiry into the implementation by Frontex of its fundamental rights obligations.
2012: the Ombudsman requests Frontex inform them on its position on the following matters: Fundamental Rights Strategy; codes of conduct; Fundamental Rights Officer; European Border Guard teams/the co-ordinating officer; termination of joint operations and pilot projects.
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