School of Law

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax comments on Italy’s treatment of refugees

1 October 2018

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary, was asked to comment on Italy’s treatment of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea region. She argued that Italy cannot shirk its human rights responsibilities when it collaborates with Libya to turn back refugee boats. She goes further to say that Italy violates the law when it closes its ports to nongovernmental ships carrying asylum seekers. Read the full article in Courthouse News.

Read the Queen Mary news story.