The new frontex regulation and the agency's extended powers: possible perspectives for strategic litigation

18th September – Rome (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Aula 4, via Ostiense 139, Ed. Tommaseo, 1st floor)


ASGI, with the Sciabaca and Oruka projects aims to contest national, European and international policies that have been designed with the objective of restraining freedom of movement of nonEuropean citizens and the right to asylum. The projects aim to provide highly specialized tools to undertake strategic litigation before domestic, European and international courts. In order to carry out these actions, and promote knowledge-exchange and advocacy, the project's goal is to create and strengthen communication and operational platforms between qualified international actors operating in this sector.

Program First Session (10:30 – 14:30) Marie Martin - Migreurope (Frontex accountability concerning activities held outside the European territory) Loica Lambert – Progress Lawyers Network (Belgium) (Member states and the Eu responsibility for illicit acts committed by Frontex) Prof. Luisa Marin (Frontex cooperation arrangements with Third Countries: an overview of existing agreements in the perspective of accountability)

[Lunch break]
Second session (15:30 – 17:30)

In this second part of the day, the aim is to stimulate a debate involving researchers, practitioners and lawyers on the possible strategies of litigation related to violations resulting from the control activities of migrant mobility by the agency. The debate will focus on concrete cases in order to allow lawyers and practioners to have a better understanding of possible legal tools which can be used in the next future in order to challenge the legitimacy of the practical dimension of the agency's activities. Some specific issues will be raised, also in connection with the themes discussed during the morning session: the new executive powers given to Frontex officials, including the power to prevent third country nationals from entering the European area or to impose restrictive measures on those caught when irregularly crossing external borders; the question of the use of data collected by the agency and the possibility of sharing them with other agencies and third countries; the problem of liability for unlawful acts of agency officials or Member States involved in agency operations; relations between Frontex and third countries, including in terms of drawing up and concluding specific agreements, and democratic control over the conclusion and implementation of such agreements.

Maximum number of participants: 20/25

For further information and inscription, you can contact Lucia Gennari ( + 39 3895295738)

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