Monthly archive February, 2019

Border-induced displacement: The ethical and legal implications of distance-creation through externalization

1. Introduction: The role of distance The externalization of European border control can be defined as the range of processes whereby European actors and Member States complement policies to control migration across their territorial boundaries with initiatives that realize such control extra-territorially and through other countries and organs rather than their own. The phenomenon has...

Is Italy Internationally Responsible for the Gross Human Rights Violations against Migrants in Libya?

1. Introduction It is widely known that many migrants coming from Sub-Saharan Africa or the Middle East try to reach the European shores through Libya. It is also widely known that, before being able to set sail, many of them are halted and detained for a long time in Libya, where they suffer from gross...

Externalizing EU Migration Control while Ignoring the Human Rights of Migrants: Is There Any Room for the International Responsibility of European States?

Introduced by Maria Irene Papa In recent years the EU and its Member States have increasingly pursued migration externalization policies through strengthened cooperation with key countries of origin and transit, under which the latter agree to implement more effective exit controls in exchange for economic and technical assistance (in terms of inter alia training, equipment,...