Matilde Rocca


Matilde Rocca is a PhD candidate at the University of Padova and currently a visiting PhD student at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the role of private actors in the context of maritime migration and international law. Matilde obtained her Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and was awarded the Lauterpacht/Higgins Prize for best performance in public international law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with International Relations from the University of Sussex.

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J.A. and Others v. Italy – Is the European Court of Human Rights turning its focus to maritime migrants?

Between 9 and 10 March 2023, around 1,350 migrants arrived on the island of Lampedusa (Italy) by boat after a dangerous crossing of the central Mediterranean Sea. These reports are nothing new. Lampedusa has been known in recent years for the inhuman conditions in its overcrowded ‘hotspot centres’ for migrants. More generally,…

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