Human Rights at the External Borders of the EU

TitelHuman Rights at the External Borders of the EU
Typ der PublikationJournal Article
AutorInnenWerkner, I-J

According to the non-governmental institution “United,” at least 17,000 people have died at the external borders of the EU in the past 20 years.  All  too  often, boats  with  refugees  have been intercepted in the open sea and sent back. The border control agency Frontex carries part of the responsibility for such practices. This ‘fortress Europe’  does not go well with the international responsibility to protect (R2P): How can EU states intervene militarily in the framework of R2P but at the same time let refugees starve and die of thirst in their  boats and violate their rights on a daily basis?