EU funding for the Libyan Coast Guard
Question for written answer E-005612/2021
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Ciarán Cuffe (Verts/ALE), Grace O'Sullivan (Verts/ALE)
The Mediterranean death toll continues to rise; 15 people drowned after a boat capsized off the coast of Libya in October. Last month, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report concluding that conditions in Libyan migrant detention centres are a possible crime against humanity. Media reports claim that the Commission is planning to deliver new patrol boats to the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG).
- 1.Can the Commission confirm whether it indeed plans to either directly or indirectly deliver or fund the purchase of P150 class patrol boats to the LCG?
- 2.Could an overview be provided of all LCG operations that the European Peace Facility directly or indirectly finances, and what actions does the European External Action Service intend to take to ensure that the principle of non-refoulement is not violated by operations or assets directly or indirectly financed by the EU?
- 3.Has the Commission conducted an analysis of the possible infringement of the EU’s human rights obligations under the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and international human rights law that cooperation with the LCG may cause, and if so, what is the outcome?