Building Walls at Sea: An Assessment of the Legality of the Greek Floating Barrier

Danae F Georgoula
2022 International Journal of Refugee Law  
In January 2020, against the backdrop of the Mediterranean refugee crisis, Greece announced its intention to install a floating barrier in the maritime passage between Turkey and Lesvos as a measure to deter the flow of asylum seekers arriving by sea. This article analyses the implications and assesses the legality of installing a floating barrier in light of the law of the sea, human rights law, and refugee law.
doi:10.1093/ijrl/eeac021 fatcat:5b7skf25h5f3pli4vwmr4pblfe