Who and What?
front-LEX is a non-governmental organisation (NGO). We make the violation of refugees’ and migrants’ rights visible to all, by holding those responsible to account.
We file lawsuits in international and national courts (ongoing lawsuits/legal department) and we are organising the Brussels Tribunal, which is held as a civil society tribunal. front-LEX is funded by donations from individuals and foundations.
We demand a European migration and asylum policy that respects human dignity. European and national asylum and migration policies are based on fear, rejection and hatred. They disregard all values of humanity. Such a Europe is not ours.
We condemn the policy of sealing off Europe and the systematic violence against migrants and refugees on both sides of the European borders. We denounce the impunity of those responsible for these crimes and We denounce the people who design and implement these criminal policies.
We are convinced Europeans and we want an open and philanthropic Europe that observes and protects with strength and integrity its fundamental values and obligations in terms of human rights of all people.
13. May 2022
“As we speak, the crimes are ongoing. Every day, people are still drowning or are being collectively expelled.” front-LEX Legal Director @shatzomer on Frontex after Leggeri and the necessity of taking legal action. https://twitter.com/i/status/1524760198476443649
12. May 2022
front-LEX accuses Leggeri, among other things, of “crimes against humanity” and wants to put him on trial for this in September 2022 before the Brussels Tribunal, a tribunal of civil society. It is unacceptable for politicians and senior officials in the European Schengen area toapply criminal methods with impunity and…
5. May 2022
front-LEX welcomes the long overdue resignation of Fabrice Leggerie as Director of the European Border Agency Frontex. The EU anti-corruption agency Olaf was investigating possible misconduct at Frontex. Illegal pushbacks by European border guards were long denied and denied although sufficient evidence was available. Shortly before the investigation was completed,…
18. March 2022
In a ground-breaking legal action, a first in an avalanche of ‘pushback’ lawsuits, front-LEX filed a case against the EU Border Agency for a 17-hour long ‘pushback’ operation in the Aegean Sea. The case was filed by front-LEX legal team Omer Shatz, Iftach Cohen, Amanda Musco Eklund, Francesco Gatta and…