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Frontex FAILURE. Drastic changes within the EU-agency

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The EU border agency has failed to protect the human rights of asylum seekers, according to a condemnatory European parliament report on the organisation. After a four-month investigation by MEPs the report’s author, Tineke Strik, told the Guardian, that Frontex “did not fulfil its human rights obligations and therefore did not address and therefore did not prevent future violations”.
Human Rights law obliges Frontex not to expose anyone to human rights abuse either directly or indirectly and to take necessary measures to protect people from prohibited ill-treatment.
Frontex Scrutiny Working Group welcomes the report and insists that there is no evidence of the Agency’s involvement in any violation of human rights. The Working Group was established in January to investigate Frontex’s involvement in fundamental rights violations.
Is it really a good idea to expand Frontex’s presence at and beyond the EU’s borders, and allow its operations to grow?
We ‘ll come back to this soon.

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... A situation we fear will escalate with the ongoing withdrawal of foreign forces from the country.

In fact, Journalists in #Afghanistan are extremely concerned over their safety following the rapid withdrawal of US and NATO troops.
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Danish Siddiqui’s death is a reminder of the enormous risks that journalists face in conflict zones as they work to bring the news to the world. R.I.P.
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Afghan Special Forces, the elite fighters are on various frontlines across the country. I tagged along with these young men for some missions. Here is what happened in Kandahar today while they were on a rescue mission after spending the whole night on a combat mission. https://t.co/HMTbOOtDqN
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“Solidarity to Lithuania. Greece is committed to protecting its borders while always ensuring full respect of human rights and in line with EU regulation." .https://t.co/n9AfQDPcPV
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