Remote control: the EU-Libya collaboration in mass interceptions of migrants in the Central Mediterranean

The report “Remote control: the EU-Libya collaboration in mass interceptions of migrants in the Central Mediterranean” outlines and describes actions taken by EU aerial surveillance units in mass interceptions off the coast of Libya. Alarm Phone, borderline-europe, Mediterranea and Sea-Watch have directly witnessed and documented illegal push- and pull-backs to Libya coordinated by European authorities, such as Frontex and EUNAVFOR Med, and implemented by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard, an EU-funded and trained group of militias with a track record of blatant human rights violations and collaboration with people smugglers. The report contains the reconstruction of three specific search and rescue (SAR) events which ended in interceptions and returns to Libya by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard. It provides the legal background of the violations incurred and an analysis of how the collaboration between the EU and the so-called Libyan Coast Guard works operationally, with a focus on aerial coordination. You can find the full report and videos of the outlined cases on the website

Language(s): Englisch / English
Publisher: AlarmPhone, Sea-Watch, Mediterranea und borderline-europe


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