04 March 2014

Thematic Focus: Boat Migration & Maritime Protection

Event & opportunity:

The Globalization of High Seas Interdiction: Sale’s Legacy and Beyond, New Haven, CT, 7-8 March 2014 [info]
- "More than twenty years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Sale v. Haitian Centers Council. In light of this milestone, this conference aims to bring together legal scholars, legal practitioners, and policymakers with both theoretical and practical insights into the extraterritorial migrant interdiction regimes that have emerged over the past several decades."

CFP: "Boat Refugees" and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach - Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights, London, 23-24 June 2014 [info]
- "This conference aims to comprehensively address the contemporary phenomenon of ‘boat migration’ with a holistic approach. We will consider its multiple facets, combining knowledge from several disciplines and regions of the world, with a view to making a decisive contribution to our understanding of current trends, against the background of the fragmentary responses adopted and innumerable tragedies occurred thus far." Submit abstracts by 20 March 2014.

Publications - general:

"The Challenge of Mixed Migration by Sea," Forced Migration Review, no. 45 (Feb. 2014) [open access]

"Death at the Border: The Challenge of Documenting Lives Lost during Migration," Migration Policy Practice, vol. III, no. 6 (Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 22.

The Extraterritorial Application of the Principle of Non Refoulement in the Context of Sea Borders, Bachelor's thesis (University of Twente, 2014) [text]

The Historical Odyssey of Boat Refugees, Master's thesis (Lund University, Spring 2013) [text]

The Politics of Life at Sea: A Note on Sources (Border Criminologies, March 2014) [text]

Publications - European developments:

European Parliament LIBE Committee Backs Search and Rescue Rules for FRONTEX Sea Operations (AIDA, Feb. 2014) [text]

Irregular Migration in the Central Mediterranean Area in the Light of the Proposed Rules for FRONTEX Operations: Is the Upcoming Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (COM(2013) 197 final) Able to Address Issues of Fundamental Rights of Irregular Migrants in the Central Mediterranean Area?, Bachelor's thesis (University of Twente, 2014) [text]

Migrants Risking Lives in Mediterranean Topped 45,000 in 2013 (IOM, Jan. 2014) [text]

New EU Rules on Maritime Surveillance: Will They Stop the Deaths and Push-backs in the Mediterranean? (Statewatch, Feb. 2014) [text]

- For regular news updates, follow the Migrants at Sea Twitter feed.
- To identify other relevant items referenced on this blog, browse posts with the following subject labels: boat people, border controls, deathflight by sea, interception at sea, rescue at sea.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe, esp. Rescue at Sea (3 Jan. 2014)

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