The use of legal avenues to bring to light Frontex’s responsibilities as regards the violation of migrants’ fundamental rights is an important element of the Frontexit campaign.

This is why a group of legal experts is reflecting on a way to bring the agency’s responsibility before Justice. There are few options available to bring the issue before the Court of Justice of the European Union or the European Court of Human Rights, but the Lisbon treaty, by making the acts of agencies subject to trial as well as incorporating the Charter of Fundamental Rights into the European acquis, opens up some more options.

Among other issues, the group is working on the democratic control which could or should be exercised on the working agreements established by Frontex with third countries.