Standing Committee of Experts on International Migration, Refugee and Criminal Law

9 January 2024

Frontex Roundtables – 26 January, Brussels

📢 Announcement: Frontex Roundtables co-organized by the Meijers Committee (26/01)

We’re thrilled to invite you to a discussion of the aftermath of the General Court’s ruling in WS and Others v. Frontex.

📅 Event Details:
Topic: The aftermath of WS and Others v. Frontex: is the battle for accountability lost?
Organizers: Maastricht University, Free University Brussels, Meijers Committee
Date: 26 January 2024
Time: 13:15 – 18:30
Speakers: Esteemed legal academics and practitioners (see info link below)
Platform: Hybrid (Zoom and at the Free University Brussels, Belgium)

🔍 Background:
On 6 September 2023, the General Court delivered a significant ruling dismissing the action for damages against Frontex. This case, intertwined with the broader narrative of Frontex’s role as a coordinator in joint operations with Member States, raises pivotal questions about accountability within the EU’s integrated administration framework.

📌 Key Discussion Points:
Unpacking the legal challenges stemming from the WS and Others v. Frontex case-law.

Evaluating the accountability gaps arising from the evolving structure of EU integrated administration.

Exploring potential avenues, both judicial and non-judicial, to strengthen Frontex’s fundamental rights accountability.

Want to join us? Find registration details (and more information) here:

We look forward to your participation and contributions to this important conversation.

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