Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Themis

  • EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    The European border agency observes boats with refugees from the air and lets them be brought back to North Africa. A new report by human rights organisations criticises this as „Airborne Complicity“. The European Union has withdrawn ships from the central Mediterranean and is investing in aerial surveillance instead. Refugees who find themselves in distress […]

  • Sea rescue off Libya: Flight bans by Tripoli violate international law

    Sea rescue off Libya: Flight bans by Tripoli violate international law

    The Scientific Services of the German Bundestag consider it against two international conventions that Libya prohibits a private rescue organisation from flying over high seas. The Berlin government agrees, but does not change the problem. Therefore, the International Civil Aviation Organisation cannot intervene either. The ban on civilian flights for sea rescue in the central […]

  • Secret border surveillance: Italy drastically restricts freedom of information

    Secret border surveillance: Italy drastically restricts freedom of information

    Italian media no longer receive information about their country’s cooperation with the Libyan coast guard. Whether many millions of euros for equipment have been wasted there can now hardly be clarified. It also makes the EU border agency Frontex more opaque. The Italian government has drastically restricted the right of access to administrative documents. In […]

  • EU pays for surveillance in Gulf of Tunis

    EU pays for surveillance in Gulf of Tunis

    A new monitoring system for Tunisian coasts should counter irregular migration across the Mediterranean. The German Ministry of the Interior is also active in the country. A similar project in Libya has now been completed. Human rights organisations see it as an aid to „pull backs“ contrary to international law. In order to control and […]