Joint letter to the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament on EUROSUR
Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), the Jesuit Refugee Service - Europe (JRS), the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) have sent a joint letter to the Civil Liberties committee of the European Parliament to raise our concerns over a new legislative proposal for a European border surveillance system (EUROSUR).
Our group of NGOs believes that the proposal of the European Commission that would lead to an integrated management system for external borders in cooperation with Frontex does not provide sufficient protections for migrants and asylum seekers. Therefore, we call on the European Parliament to establish a legal basis within the EUROSUR proposal to guarantee fundamental rights for all migrants and asylum seekers.
The full letter is available here.