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Unexpected Maritime Crossroads. The ‘duty to rescue’ and the human rights content of the Law of the Sea

Pelliconi, A. (2021). Unexpected Maritime Crossroads. The ‘duty to rescue’ and the human rights content of the Law of the Sea. International Review of Human Rights Law(6),

Abstract

Under maritime law, both State and private vessels must provide assistance to people in distress at sea. This “duty to rescue” is enshrined in several international treaties and reflects general customary law. It also entails the accessory obligation to disembark the rescued people in a “place of safety”. This paper aims to demonstrate that these obligations entail correspondent human rights to be rescued and disembarked in a place of safety. This paper also shows the intersection and interdependence of the law of the sea and human rights in the field of duty to rescue.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Law of the Sea; Migrants; Rescue; Disembarkment; Place of Safety; Legal Theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > K Law (General)
V Naval Science
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
Date available in CRO: 14 Apr 2021 14:54
Date deposited: 14 April 2021
Date of first online publication: 26 February 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25880
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