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Frontex: Legal Questions and Current Controversies

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Event date: Friday, 27 November 2015, 09:30 - 17:30
Place: University of Luxembourg
Weicker Building
Room B 001 (ground floor)
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Kirchberg

Abstract

The conference will examine various legal issues concerning the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) and its activities.

Europe is faced with an ongoing influx of migrants, causing political controversy and public concern, and placing a critical focus on Frontex. The event will provide a platform for discussing of a number of issues starting with the legal status of Frontex in the EU legal order. Panels will cover the agency’s operational mandate and international activities and question its position as an actor on the global arena.

The conference will also address the functional reality of joint operations led by the agency. Matters related to Human Rights and the legal responsibility for agency activities will be discussed. An emphasis with be placed on particular cases of search and rescue operations, return operations and the obligation of non-refoulement under international law. 

The conference will bring together academics and practitioners from EU and international law backgrounds.

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