Frontex: Successful Blame Shifting of the Member States?

Rijpma, Jorrit J. (2010) Frontex: Successful Blame Shifting of the Member States? Elcano Newsletter (66). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

Frontex has been often criticised for failing to take action against the deaths of asylum seekers and migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the sea. The EU’s border agency Frontex is an easy target for criticism regarding the way in which the EU’s southern maritime borders are controlled. However, a closer look at the Agency’s tasks reveals that its powers are limited and that the responsibility for operational activity at sea continues to lie largely with the Member States. The EU should speak out against Member States’ practices that are in breach of international refugee law and use Frontex as a tool to increase the awareness of protection issues amongst national border-guard authorities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demografía, Población y Migraciones Internacionales / Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > BOUNDARIES.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > TERRITORIAL SEA.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > MIGRATION POLICY.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > MIGRATION > REFUGEES.
ECONOMIC POLICY; SOCIAL POLICY; PLANNING > SOCIAL PROBLEMS > SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1941

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