An international workshop: Externalisation of Migration Controls and Accountability Challenges in International Law


States have progressively ‘externalised’ migration controls through a number of practices and have been reluctant to recognise that human rights violations committed in the context of these extraterritorial practices give rise to accountability, on the view that fundamental rights only apply territorially.

This workshop aims to address the normative question whether, and to what extent, States and organizations, like the European Union, have “extraterritorial” obligations towards migrants who have not yet reached their territory, e.g., migrants at sea, migrants in detention centers abroad, or migrants applying for a visa outside the territory.

The programme can be found under 'Downloads', in the left column.

You can attend the event in person and follow it online. The live stream will begin on Friday 24th of May 2023 at 09:00 and end at 17.30. You can find the link below.

Live stream link
Start date and time
End date and time
Drift 13, room 0.04 and online.
Entrance fee
Free to attend

Please register by sending an email to with ‘workshop externalisation of migration control’ in the subject line.