Melanie Fink speaks on the accountability of Frontex at the University of Oxford
On 10 November 2018 Melanie Fink, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Europa Institute, spoke at the Workshop ‘Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Migration Control: New Frontiers of Individual and Organisational Responsibility’.
The Workshop was convened by Professor Cathryn Costello as part of the European Research Council-funded project ‘Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights’. It brought together scholars from all over Europe in order to discuss the accountability gaps in relation to human rights violations that occur in the context of migration control but are not attributable to states. The topics that formed the focus of the workshop included the relationship between international crimes and migration control (Dr Itamar Mann, University of Haifa; Dr Ioannis Kalpouzos, City University), the responsibility of non-state actors (Dr Carla Ferstman, University of Essex; Dr Daria Davitti, Lund University; Nick Tan, The Danish Institute for Human Rights), the jurisdictional limits of human rights obligations (Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax, Queen Mary University of London; Vera Wriedt, ECCHR), and the accountability of EU bodies (Dr. Melanie Fink, Leiden University; Dr. Lilian Tsourdi, University of Oxford; Dr Markos Karavias, Asylum Service in Greece).
The goal of the workshop was to carve out the key legal questions and identify strategies to close accountability gaps in the field.