New Report by Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights
On 2 October 2020, the Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights published its seventh annual report. The report outlines the Forum’s main activities in 2019, e.g., the provision of advice on the following matters:
- Implementation of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation (Frontex Regulation);
- The Frontex Fundamental Rights Strategy and Action Plan;
- Frontex operations and return support activities;
- Child protection and safeguarding in the context of Frontex activities;
- Training activities.
The report also sets out the priorities of the Forum for the year 2020, which again focuses on providing advice on the implementation of the Frontex Regulation and its fundamental rights implications including, for instance, rules on the independence of the Frontex Fundamental Rights Office, the setting up of a Frontex standing corps, and enhancement of the Frontex Complaints Mechanism.