Marta Bo


Dr. Marta Bo is a Researcher at T.M.C. Asser Instituut within the strand ‘Human Dignity and Human Security in International and European Law’; Project Manager at the Antonio Cassese Initiative; and Coordinator of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research.

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Repressing Migrant Smuggling by the UN Security Council and EU Naval Military Operation Sophia: Some Reflections on Jurisdiction and Human Rights

On 5 October 2017, the UN Security Council through S/RES/2380 (2017) renewed for the second time the enforcement powers that S/RES/2240 (2015) granted to states in order to fight migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya. In a previous blog post that I wrote here in October 2015, I concluded by…

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Fighting Transnational Crimes at Sea under UNSC’s Mandate: Piracy, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling

On 9 October 2015 the UNSC adopted S/RES/2240 (2015) authorizing states to exercise exceptional powers with respect to ships suspected of being engaged in human trafficking and migrant smuggling on the high seas off the costs of Libya. In the context of counter piracy in Somalia, the UNSC had already adopted a series of resolutions since 2008…

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