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Martino Reviglio

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Discipline: Policy

Degrees BA: European Studies, Maastricht Universiteit


MA Politics, Utrecht Universiteit

LLM Comparative law, economics and finance, International University College of Turin

PhD Research Information

The Central Mediterranean Sea between Exclusion and Inclusion: Borders, Territory and Human Rights

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The EU is facing a migration management dilemma. The compromise between inclusion and exclusion developed by the European Court of Human Rights failed to guarantee human rights obligations and security challenges. This situation has put pressure on the member states overlooking the Mediterranean Sea namely Italy and Greece. In this scenario, these member states have attempted to pursue strategies to contain the phenomenon assuring both human rights and security. This project analyses two different strategies developed by the Italian government and one by the EU in the last five years to respond to the Libyan migration crisis. These strategies are the Mare Nostrum operation, and the Minniti one. These strategies are designed around three pillars: Border; Territory; Human Rights. The project suggests that these pillars are assembled differently at different times to achieve specific policy goals. In doing so, the normative assemblage could be instrumental to either an inclusive or an exclusive border strategy.


Keywords: Border and Migration Control, externalization, Human Rights, international law

Language(s) of writing: English

Country: Italy

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University of Turin

University of Rijeka




Supervisor: Ugo Mattei
Start date: 05-10-2017
PhD current status: PhD Ongoing
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Added to catalogue on: 28-10-2018

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