Efthymios Papastavridis


Dr Efthymios Papastavridis is Postdoctoral Researcher and Guest Lecturer on Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of Oxford University and Expert Counsellor at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also Research Fellow at the Academy of Athens and a Fellow of Athens Public International Law Center, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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The Aquarius Incident and the Law of the Sea: Is Italy in Violation of the Relevant Rules?

On 10 June, Italy refused Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated by the German NGO SOS Méditerranée, access to its ports and the disembarkation of more than 600 rescued migrants on Italian territory. This decision of the Italian authorities has elicited a considerable amount of criticism, both by European governments (Malta, Spain, France) and by the…

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