ENAR press release: Does the EU border agency really take fundamental rights seriously?

ENAR has issued a press release concerning the recent European Parliament move on 13 September to agree to increase the powers of the EU’s border agency Frontex and to appoint one fundamental rights officer, among other improvements. While ENAR welcomes this measure towards more respect for human rights within Frontex, we are concerned that it will not seriously address the human rights breaches often committed within Frontex operations as a result of its mission to “monitor and control” Europe’s external borders. Read more: European Network Against Racism http://cms.horus.be/files/99935/MediaArchive/pdfpress/2011-09-15%20Frontex.pdf