Kristof Gombeer


Kristof Gombeer is a fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and currently completing his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Leiden Law School (co-tutelle) on the intersection of maritime security and human rights.

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The Aquarius incident: navigating the turbulent waters of international law

Between Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June, 629 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats in the Central Mediterranean in search and rescue (SAR) operations carried out by NGOs and the Italian navy. They were taken on board by the Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated by the German NGO SOS Méditerranée and flying the flag of Gibraltar. On…

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