Remote Control: EU-Libya


Key Findings:

1. EU aerial assets are deployed to detect migrant boats from the air and guide the so-called Libyan Coast Guard to the locations of escaping boats.

2. Aerial surveillance has led to the capture of tens of thousands of people and their return to the Libyan war zone.

3. Through both aerial surveillance and coordination activities in migrant interceptions, EU actors have violated their SAR obligations and facilitated interception activities of the Libyan authori-ties. EU actors are thus complicit in the systematic violation of human rights

Full titleRemote control:the EU-Libya collaboration in mass interceptions of migrants in the Central Mediterranean
PublisherAlarm Phone, Borderline Europe, Mediterranea – Saving Humans, Sea-Watch
Media typeBroshure / PDF
Topics Border and Surveillance Technology & Industry, Criminalization of Borderwork - Trafficking, Detention, Deportation & Pushbacks, Migration Routes & Transport, Sea Rescue Operations
Regions Mediterranean Sea, North Africa

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