Airborne Complicity – Frontex Aerial Surveillance

Over the last year, we have partnered with Human Rights Watch to investigate the use by the EU’s border agency, Frontex, of aerial surveillance in the central Mediterranean. The aircraft, several planes and a drone operated by private companies, transmit video feeds and other information to a situation centre in Frontex headquarters in Warsaw, where operational decisions are taken about when and whom to alert about migrants’ boats. Frontex aerial surveillance is key in enabling the Libyan Coast Guard to intercept migrant boatsand return their passengers to Libya, knowing full well that they will face systematic and widespread abuse when forcibly returned there.

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Full titleAirborne Complicity – Frontex Aerial Surveillance Enables Abuse
Media typeWebsite and Report
Topics Border and Surveillance Technology & Industry
Regions Mediterranean Sea

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