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Institute of Maritime Law

Boat People Workshop

On the 30th of September the Institute of Maritime Law will be holding a Boat People workshop entitled: Some Legal and Practical Considerations relating to Migration by Sea. The Course will take place at the University of Southampton.

This workshop addresses the topical issue of mixed migration by sea. The first panel considers the legal and moral obligations of rescuing ‘boat people’, including aspects of the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue. It also discusses the related topic of migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean and the EU response to the issue. The second panel focuses on the problem from the perspective of merchant ships which become involved in rescuing migrants at sea, and examines some of the implications in relation to contracts for the carriage of goods by sea and marine insurance. The panel also considers aspects of the human rights of non-nationals in the context of rescue at sea.


For further information and booking, please see the event page.

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