Category: LIFELINE February 2016 - English
In this edition we consider some of the international legislation underpinning SAR.
Migrant Rescue at Sea: The Legal Context
The ongoing migrant crisis across the Mediterranean region continues to cause huge humanitarian, border control, and maritime SAR challenges. The plight of hundreds of thousands of people risking their lives in sea crossings to escape war, abuse or poverty has aroused strong responses, from people wanting to help the displaced, and people wanting to stem the tide. According to news reports it also seems to have confused some would-be rescuers, uncertain of their legal position.
Let’s set the record straight.
Read more: SAR Matters - Migrant Rescue at Sea: The Legal Context