GLOTHRO workshop

Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation: Transnational Law Enforcement and Migration Control

13.01.2014 | Andreas G. Jensby

Dato man 09 dec tir 10 dec
Tid 09:00    16:00
Sted Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen


Monday 9 December

9.00: Welcome and introductory presentation

9.30: Keynote presentations by Professor André Nollkaemper, University of Amsterdam, Professor Elspeth Guild, University of Nijmegen, and Dr. Marko Milanovic, University of Nottingham

11.00: Coffee/tea break


11.15: Presentation and discussion of papers (1)

  • Andrea Spagnolo: A Renaissance for Customary International Law? The Impact of Globalization on the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights
  • Peter Vedel Kessing: Extra-territorial law enforcement carried out from a State’s own territory – Human rights and the extra-territorial use of drones
  • John Cerone: The bin Laden raid as a lens for examining the interaction of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and the jus ad bellum vis-à-vis non-state actors in an extraterritorial context. 

12.45: Lunch break

13.45: Presentation and discussion of papers (2)

  • Ralph Wilde: The ‘life of the nation’ extraterritorially: can states derogate from human rights obligations when performing law enforcement and migration control activities abroad?
  • Ekaterina Yahyaoui: New territorialities and sovereignties: challenges to human rights protection
  • Sten Schaumburg-Müller: The Perpetual Transnational Law Enforcement
  • Daniel Augenstein: Coming late to the Party: International Human Rights Law and the Trading in Human Beings

15.45: Coffee/tea break


16.00: Presentation and discussion of papers (3)

  • Birgit Feldtmann: Navigating the murky waters of international law, domestic law and human rights – Counter-piracy operations caught between a complex legal framework and pragmatic approaches
  • Julian M. Lehmann: Outsourcing Responsibility, Blocking Solutions? UNHCR, the Global North, and the Abyss of ‘Effective Protection’
  • Fabiane Baxewanos: Re-linking Control and Responsibility in EU Extraterritorial Immigration Control – The Case of Immigration Liaison Officers

17.30: Close

19.15: Drinks and Book Launch at Il Buco restaurant

19.30: Workshop dinner


Tuesday 10 December

9.00: Keynote presentations by UN Special Rapporteur, Professor Francois Crépeau, McGill University, Professor Mark Gibney, University of North Carolina Asheville, and Professor Gregor Noll, Lund University

10.30: Coffee/tea break

10.45: Presentation and discussion of papers (4)

  • Isabelle Swerissen: Protection Without Allocation: The Gap in International Refugee Law
  • Seline Trevisanut: Is there a right to be rescued under international law?
  • Efthymios Papastavridis: Who is Responsible for not Saving Lives of Migrants at Sea? A Survey of Recent Incidents in the Mediterranean Sea under the Law of Responsibility

12.45: Lunch break

13.45: Presentation and discussion of papers (5)

  • Douglas Guilfoyle: Issues of jurisdiction at sea: migrant interdiction in context
  • Cathryn Costello: The Extraterritorial Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: From Territoriality to Facticity - the Effectiveness Model
  • Niels Frenzen: Migration control measures by Spain in West Africa contrasted to those by Italy in North Africa: the impact of the absence of robust human rights protection

15.15: Coffee/tea break

15.30: Presentation and discussion of papers (6)

  • Melanie Fink: International Responsibility of Third Parties for Human Rights Violations: A Conceptual Framework
  • Maïté Fernandez: Extraterritorial and multi-stakeholders operations of immigration control coordinated at the EU level: Searching for responsibilities and judicial remedies

16.30: Closing session:

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