Category Legal fragment

HUMAN RIGHTS AS A MISSING DISCOURSE

The 10-point action plan to “stop sea arrivals” By Chiara Denaro During a visit to the island of Lampedusa, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced plans to address the surge in migrant…

THE ASSO VENTOTTO CASE

Is the conduct of the captain of a private ship bringing rescued migrants back to Libya criminally relevant? by Giulia Crescini The case at hand is exemplary and unique. For the first time in fact, the captain of an Italian…

11 OCTOBER 2013 SHIPWRECK TRIAL

A step toward state accountability for border violence and death at sea By Chiara Denaro   On December 2, 2022, there was the last hearing of the criminal trial for the so-called “children shipwreck”, which occurred on 11 October 2013*.…

VOS THALASSA

Right to self-defense for people at risk of being pushed-back to Libya – In December 2021, the Court of Cassation – the highest court in Italy – acquitted for ‘non consistency of the facts’, two people on the move who…