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Melanie Fink speaks on Frontex, shared human rights responsibility, and the action for damages in Brussels

On Thursday 8 June 2017 Melanie Fink, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Europa Institute, participated in the Legal Seminar ‘EU Law and Undocumented Migrants: Defending Rights in the Context of Detention & Deportation’.

The Legal Seminar was organised jointly by PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, and the team of EuropeanMigrationLaw.eu, a website which collects EU legislation and case law in the area of EU migration law. The Seminar brought together legal practitioners from NGOs and law firms specialised in immigration law, representatives from the EU institutions, and academics. The overall aim was to discuss the use of EU law as a tool to defend the rights of migrants in the context of deportation and detention.

Melanie Fink was invited to speak on the new European Border and Coast Guard Regulation and its consequences for accountability. She focussed more specifically on the question of shared human rights responsibility of the member states and Frontex and discussed the potential and challenges of the use of the action for damages under EU law in this context.

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