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Andrea Spagnolo: Offshore Law
Thu 18 May 2017, 12:30 – 14:00 BST
We are pleased to announce that Andrea Spagnolo, a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International European and Regulatory Procedural Law, will present 'Offshore Law: The Tension Between the Universality of Human Rights and the Practice of States in the Management of Migration Flows':
"The paper argues that there is a growing tension between the reach of human rights law – that aspires to universality – and the conduct of States, which is based on legal decisions that openly violate human rights law. After having presented the practice of States and the limits posed by human rights law, the conclusive argument of the paper is that more attention should be paid to the enforcement of human rights law than to expanding its reach."
In addition to his position at the Max Planck Institute, Andrea Spagnolo is an adjunct professor of international law at the University of Eastern Piedmont and a postdoctoral research fellow in international law at the University of Turin. He holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Milan and a Graduate in Law from the University of Turin. He is the author of a book on the attribution of illicit conduct in EU peacekeeping operations, recently published by Editoriale Scientifica, and of several articles on international and European Union law issues that focus on the responsibility of international organizations.