Itamar Mann


Itamar Mann is a professor at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, where he teaches and does research in the areas of public international law, political theory, human rights, migration and refugee law, and environmental law. He is the author of book, "Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law" published by Cambridge University Press (2016). Since the summer of 2021, he is the president of Border Forensics.

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A Lost Opportunity for Border Justice at the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights is so far failing to provide effective remedies to migrants suffering violations by Greek authorities in the Aegean Sea. For years, commentators have been observing the risk of backsliding from the Court’s role in protecting migrant rights, ostensibly due to “populist” political pressures. But two aspects of the applicable rules, procedural and…

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The New Palestinian Refugees

According to numbers The Guardian published on May 17, 2021, the current Israeli attack on Gaza has killed 200 Palestinians, including 59 children. 34,000 have been displaced from their homes. It is hard to assess the accuracy of these numbers. Very likely, the death toll will be higher: the violence has not ebbed, and bodies…

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“Pushbacks” as Euphemism

Late in March, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, declared that it identified “hundreds” of migrant pushbacks from Greece. These have allegedly occurred in the Aegean and in the Evros region – the Northern land border between Greece and Turkey. While Greece continues to deny these allegations, it has now become abundantly clear that this is mere gaslighting.

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