Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 90
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 1
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    The migrant crisis has overwhelmed the international law of the sea just as it has immigration, refugee, and human rights law on land. In 2013, Malta denied entry to M/V Salamis because it was carrying 102 African migrants rescued from a foundering vessel off Libya. Twelve years earlier, Australia had denied entry to MV Tampa and the 438 Afghanis she had rescued from a fishing boat in distress on the high seas. Reports abound of vigilante patrols outside territorial waters turning back migrants approaching a coastal state. What does international law say about these incidents? When it is not vague or ambiguous on these and other life-and-death issues, it often seems out-of-date. This panel will examine the obligations of coastal states, a ship’s duty to give assistance, and the rights of immigrants and refugees at sea in the law of the sea and human rights, refugee, and criminal law.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.  
Session Speakers
Quinnipiac University School of Law

U.S. Coast Guard

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Session Fees
  • [4160] Admiralty and Maritime Law, Co-Sponsored by Immigration Law, Insurance Law, International Human Rights, International Law and National Security Law : $0.00