Itamar Mann


Itamar Mann is a senior lecturer 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" Cambridge University Press (2016). He is also a legal advisor for the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN).

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Itamar Mann Concludes the Discussion on “Humanity at Sea”

This symposium brought together four of my favorite scholars to engage with Humanity at Sea, and I couldn’t be more thankful. I learned a great deal from each of the reviews and entirely agree with Jaya Ramji-Nogales when she writes, in an understatement, that they leave me with “ongoing questions to address.” I will only begin to…

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Book Discussion: Itamar Mann Introduces “Humanity at Sea”

Legal and political discussion around maritime migration began long before the current crisis. In 1976, a speaker at the American Society of International Law annual meeting warned his listeners of a surge of migrants that will land on beaches in the early 21st century: “The little old ladies in tennis shoes will bring them tea and toast –…

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Killing by Omission

On Monday, the Forensic Architecture team at Goldsmith College, London, published Death by Rescue. The report exposes a rather complex set of facts, but the basic argument is as simple as it is alarming. Operation Triton, facilitated by Europe’s border security agency, Frontex, began on 1 November 2014 and is mandated to enforce Italy’s…

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