The ESIL Interest Group ‘The EU as a Global Actor’ (IG EUGLOBAL), in partnership with the Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law (IG MigRefLaw), organise an online workshop on 7 November 2024 (Thursday) on The EU as an (Imperfect) Global Actor in Search and Rescue at Sea? – EU (in)Action in Troubled Waters. The event will address various facets of search and rescue (SAR) of people in distress at sea. The topic lies at the intersections of various branches of international law and EU law, such as human rights law, migration/refugee law, law of the sea, and international criminal law.

The organisers invite submissions of abstracts, written in English or French, of no more than 600 words. Applications should be submitted to by 21 July 2024 (Sunday) 24:00h CEST, with a short curriculum vitae containing the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information (e-mail and phone number), and whether the applicant is an ESIL member. Selected speakers will be notified by 1 August 2024 via e-mail.
The selected speakers have to send extended abstracts of up to 3000-3500 words, by 1 October 2024 at the latest. These will be circulated amongst the panellists prior to the colloquium. The organisers are keen to explore suitable ways to publish the papers after the workshop.

Please find further information in the call for papers.