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Criminalising search and rescue activities can only lead to more deaths in the Mediterranean

Gordon, Eleanor and Larsen, Henrik (2020) Criminalising search and rescue activities can only lead to more deaths in the Mediterranean. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (20 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Search and rescue activities have provided life-saving assistance to migrants in the Mediterranean, but they have also been portrayed by some actors in Europe as a ‘pull factor’ that encourages more migrants to attempt dangerous crossings. Eleanor Gordon and Henrik Kjellmo Larsen argue that efforts to criminalise the provision of search and rescue services by private vessels, together with the alleged use of ‘pushbacks’ to encourage boats to return to shore, can only lead to more deaths.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 09:15
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107681

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