GNCHR - National Report on the situation of human rights of migrants at borders

Accountability is the cornerstone of a human rights framework, itself a system of checks and balances that governs the relationship between “duty bearers” in power and “rights holders” affected by their actions. Μonitoring mechanisms in place need to be vested with specific characteristics and institutional guarantees of independence, adequate powers, resources and transparency in their operation in order to contribute to the accountability of duty bearers [..] Border zones are not exempted from the application of human rights law and therefore state authorities’ actions at borders shall equally be subjected to scrutiny for possible misconduct.
For the full GNCHR’s positions on accountability for human rights violations at borders, see Chapter 4 of the just released National Report on the situation of the human rights of migrants at borders.
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