Beyond Hirsi : The interception of migrants at sea


Within the framework of the LLM programme in Public International Law, the course modules of International Refugee Law and of Irregular Migration and the Law of the Sea are delighted to invite you to a joint webinar on Beyond Hirsi:The interception of migrants at sea. This event is organised in the framework of the capita selecta modules of International Refugee Law and Irregular Migration and the Law of the Sea. Any interested student and any interested colleague are welcome to join the discussion, which we hope lively.


  • Opening remarks by Seline Trevisanut (Utrecht University)
  • Reflections by:
    Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque (Universidade Católica Portuguesa and former judge of the European Court of Human Rights)
    Andrea Saccucci (Università della Campania Vanvitelli and victims’ lawyer in the Hirsi case)
    Hélène Trigoudja (Université d’Aix-Marseille and Member of the UN Human Rights Committee)
  • Students Q&A and Debate
  • Closing remarks by Salvo Nicolosi (Utrecht University)

This event is jointly organized by The Netherlands Institut for the Law of the Sea (NILOS)The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE). If you have any query, do not hesitate to contact either Seline Trevisanut ( or Salvo Nicolosi (

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