Barbara Miltner


This Article undertakes a review of maritime interception and rescue-at-sea practices by evaluating the nature and scope of legal protection that each mechanism affords to refugees encountered at sea. For both interception and rescue, the underlying legal framework and State practice will be discussed, and longstanding protection gaps inherent in each will be examined. Attention is then turned to recent protection improvements in both rescue and interception. These recent changes will be analyzed for their strengths and weaknesses, and some suggestions for improving maritime interception safeguards are offered.