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EU Misses Opportunity on Frontex Transparency, Accountability

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image The headquarters of EU border agency Frontex in Warsaw, Poland September 8, 2021. © 2021 Kacper Pempel/Reuters Nearly three years ago, on July 30, 2021, a Libyan Coast Guard patrol boat intercepted a small vessel carrying around 20 people. The interception by Libyan officials happened despite the vessel being within Malta’s search-and-rescue area. Our investigations suggest the European Union border agency Frontex played a role in enabling the interception, but the agency has refused to share any information about it. Today, the General Court of the EU ruled that Frontex…

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