2021 Report of the Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights
30 November 2022 (updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
Published in printed Issue 3/2022 pp 180 – 181

On 17 October 2022, the Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights published its annual report for the year 2021. The report gives advice on fundamental rights in conjunction with Frontex operations, activities, and procedures. The ninth report pays special attention to the following:

  • Child protection and safeguarding in Frontex activities;
  • Fundamental rights safeguards in sea operations;
  • Fundamental rights training;
  • Suspension of Frontex operations in Hungary;
  • Two observation missions in Lithuania and Greece in 2021.

Lists of all activities, information requests, and recommendations of the Consultative Forum can be found in the annexes.

According to the report, 2021 was marked by allegations associating Frontex with fundamental rights breaches and by corresponding external oversight mechanisms looking more closely into the agency’s activities. The Consultative Forum contributed to these inquiries by outlining its past and present advice to the agency, by proposing specific measures addressing shortcomings, and by observing their further implementation. In addition, the Consultative Forum undertook observation missions to accompany Frontex operations.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

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