The commitment that the institutions of the European Union have to protecting human rights often exist in name only, and every attempt is made to create loopholes and exceptions to escape the obligations imposed by this commitment. Frontex, operating as the most well-funded agency of the EU, is as clear a demonstration of where the real political will of the member states is. The consequences of this political will, as always, are felt most acutely by those in the most precarious situations. Refugees and asylum seekers, already fleeing unimaginable circumstances, are met with monumental challenges as they seek safety and security. As long as Frontex continues to operate in its current form and under its current mandate, the European Union cannot possibly be said to care for the protection of the fundamental human rights of refugees and asylum seekers.