Jean-Pierre Gauci


Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci is Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Director of the People for Change Foundation. At BIICL, he engages in research on various aspects of refugees law including the EU’s response to the so called ‘migration crisis’ and the role of private vessels in maritime search and rescue.

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Back to Old Tricks? Italian Responsibility for Returning People to Libya

On 10/11 May 2017 various news outlets reported a maritime operation by the Libyan authorities, in coordination with the Italian Search and Rescue Authority, in which 500 individuals were intercepted in international waters and returned to Libya. This operation amounted to refoulment in breach of customary international law and several treaties (including the Geneva Refugee Convention and…

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Leap Ahead or More of the Same? The European Commission’s Proposed Revisions to the Dublin System

On 4 May, 2016, the European Commission published a series of proposals in the field of Home Affairs, including proposed revisions to the contentious Dublin Regulation. This package of proposals signals the start of a process of revising the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), the recast instruments which came into force over the last…

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