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Operationalising fundamental rights in Spanish maritime border management

On 29 January, the Agency attended the evaluation and planning meeting of the Frontex’s Indalo Operation, the sea operation Frontex is undertaking in southern Spain.

The number of migrants arriving in an unauthorised manner to southern Spain doubled in 2017 compared to 2016. At the meeting, FRA touched upon several fundamental rights issues, including the scope of the principle of non-refoulement when operating at sea, data protection, identification and referral of people in need of protection, respect of human dignity during fingerprinting and conditions in immigration detention.