Capability Gap

Absence of an independent authority (e.g. Observatory) to monitor NGO operations


There are institutions monitoring the application of human rights and checking this at both national level and higher levels (e.g., at the EU level or with FRA institution, an organization in charge of monitoring migration issues and human rights). However, these efforts should be enhanced on a national level and have EU and higher-level of coordination. In addition, a unified EU registry of NGOs would be valuable, to include not only the monitoring of human rights issues but mainly NGOs which are reliable to undertake tasks such as unaccompanied minors or Search and Rescue (SAR), thereby complementing from a legal point of view the national registry of NGOs. It is vital however to ascertain that administrative requirements for registering NGOs should be not extensively bureaucratic, so that NGOs will be able to effectively deliver their humanitarian work.

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