The European Ombudsman Office posted the following comment on my last Focus on Europe listing:
"The European Ombudsman just opened a public consultation on Frontex and the EU’s charter of fundamental rights: 'In 2009, the Charter of Fundamental Rights became legally binding on Frontex, which is based in Warsaw. Since then, a number of civil society organisations have questioned whether Frontex is doing enough to comply with the Charter, for example, in its deployment of EU border guards to Greece where migrant detainees were kept in detention centres under conditions which have been criticised by the European Court of Human Rights.' You can find more information here."Comments re. this inquiry are welcome and can be submitted to the Ombudsman until 30 September 2012.
*ECRE Recommendations to the Cypriot Presidency of the EU (ECRE, July 2012) [text]
Hate on the Streets: Xenophobic Violence in Greece (Human Rights Watch, July 2012) [text]
"Key Priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union in the Fields of Immigration and Asylum Policy," Interview with Eleni Mavrou, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Cyprus (Eurasylum, July-August 2012) [text]
No Duty to Snitch on Another EU Country’s Asylum Conditions (UK Human Rights Blog, July 2012) [text]
Schengen and Solidarity: The Fragile Balance Between Mutual Trust and Mistrust (European Policy Centre, July 2012) [text]
UNHCR Comments on the European Commission’s Amended Recast Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council Laying Down Standards for the Reception of Asylum-seekers (UNHCR, July 2012) [text]
Boats4People Releases Mapping Platform to Monitor the Maritime Borders of the EU for Violations of Migrants' Rights (Migrants at Sea, July 2012) [access]
Closed Sea: Documentary Examines Italy’s Controversial "Pushbacks" of Migrants (Open Society, May 2012) [access]
ECRE Interview with Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs (ECRE, May 2012) [access]
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