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Busuttil, Nicolette (2023) 'The EU Legislator, Frontex and Fundamental Rights.' In: Guild, Elspeth, (ed.), Monitoring Border Violence in the EU. London: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security)

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Chapter 4 examines our case study, Frontex, established in 2004, and the efforts of the EU legislator to ensure the (then) new border police agency's obligations to protect human and fundamental rights. Following the numerous revisions of the law establishing the mandate of the agency from the perspective of fundamental rights obligations, we set out the inflation of references to fundamental rights obligations for the agency in the iterations of development of the mandate but correlated with increasing concerns regarding the practices of violence in the agency's coordinated operations. The conclusion is that including fundamental rights obligations in the mandate of Frontex has been insufficient to achieve compliance, it needs to be accompanied by monitoring and oversight by independent state authorities.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre for Human Rights Law
Subjects: K Law > KJ Europe
K Law
ISBN: 9781003424710
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2024 16:58
Funders: Other

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