Human rights abuses occur on a daily basis at our borders, and this post is related mostly to the European external borders. Potential refugees and asylum seekers are not identified, and whether they are or not, all persons who try to cross the borders, especially at the Greek, Maltese and Italian points, are treated abusively or discriminately. They are locked up, not informed of their rights, may suffer extreme conditions in detention, or are incorrectly refused to cross the border.
It may be surprising to realise, but European organisations, such as FRONTEX, are partially responsible for such activities - but there is no legal mechanism to hold them accountable. The general European population has limited awareness of this organisation and these matters, due partially to a lack of transparency in the organisation's system. This is the first thing that must change. The second thing that must change is that there must be a possibility to review such border patrol agents, and their actions, a long term goal which can be reached together with transparency, dissemination of information, and a change in policy and legal enforcement mechanisms.