Statewatch article: RefNo# 31923
Statewatch analysis: Criticism mounts of Frontex's operations at sea
Statewatch News Online, October 2012
Growing concern has been expressed by human rights groups and international institutions in the past few months at the death toll of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. While the phenomenon of unseaworthy vessels sinking on their way to Europe is not new, the publication of new figures by the UNHCR was followed by a series of events which prompted the European states' reaction to what appears to be a failure to uphold international search and rescue standards. On 11 October 2012, Frontex's Executive Director Ilka Laitinen was invited by the LIBE Committee (the Committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs) to present a state of play report on the measures taken by the Agency in preparation for search and rescue operations.

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