To the European Commission, the European
Parliament and the European Council
- Amend the Frontex Regulation to make explicit, and thereby
reinforce, the obligation not to expose migrants and asylum seekers to
inhuman and degrading detention conditions.
- Amend proposed Frontex Regulation Art. 26a to empower
the Fundamental Rights Officer to refer Frontex to the Commission for
investigation and where appropriate infringement proceedings in the event
that the Frontex executive director fails to suspend operations despite
persistent and serious violations of the Charter and/or in the event that
members states and their agents persistently violate the Charter during
To Participating European States
- Suspend any participation in Frontex operations that fail
to adhere to binding international human rights standards.
- Instruct border guards deployed on Frontex missions on
their obligations under international law. Ensure that border guards are
trained and conversant regarding all rules and standards pertaining to the
transfer and treatment of detainees.
To the Frontex Management Board
- Suspend the deployment of EU border guards to Greece
unless migrant detainees can be transferred to facilities elsewhere in
Greece (or outside of Greece) that meet EU and international standards or
until the conditions of detention in the Evros region where migrants are
currently detained are improved and no longer violate European and
- Intervene with Greek officials and monitor compliance to
ensure that migrants apprehended by guest guards are transferred to
detention facilities that comply with European and international standards.
- Conduct thorough assessments of the risk that human rights
violations may occur before engaging in joint operations or deploying
- Implement the recently adopted asylum reform package as
fully and as quickly as possible.
- Ensure access to asylum procedures at the border and in
the border region.
- Reduce overcrowding by using alternative facilities and
alternatives to detention as much as possible.
- Immediately improve detention conditions, and immediately
create open reception centers for asylum seekers and members of vulnerable
groups, such as children.