Introduction: Tracing the bases of an integrated paradigm for maritime security and human rights at sea / Violeta Moreno-Lax and Efthymios Papastavridis -- Setting the scene : refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants at sea : the need for a long-term, protection-centred vision / Guy S. Goodwin-Gill -- A maritime security framework for the legal dimensions of irregular migration by sea / Natalie Klein -- The perfect storm : sovereignty games and the law and politics of boat migration / Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen -- Who is the 'boat migrant'? : challenging the anonymity of death by border-sea / Tamara Last -- The migrant smuggling protocol and the need for a multi-faceted approach : inter-sectionality and multi-actor cooperation / Jean-Pierre Gauci and Patricia Mallia -- Boat migrants as the victims of human trafficking : exploring key obligations through a human-rights based approach / Tom Obokata -- Transnational crime and the rule of law at sea : responses to maritime migration and piracy compared / Douglas Guilfoyle -- Interception of migrant boats at sea / Jasmine Coppens -- The duty to assist persons in distress : an alternative source of protection against the return of migrants and asylum seekers to the high seas? / Lisa-Marie Komp -- Access to asylum at sea? Non-refoulement and a comprehensive approach to extraterritorial human rights obligations / Mariagiulia Giuffré -- Responses to 'boat migration' : a global perspective - US practices / Niels Frenzen -- The (un-)sustainability of Australia's offshore processing and settlement policy / Claire Higgins -- Leave and let die : the EU banopticon approach to migrants at sea / Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche -- Into Africa : 'boat people' in Sub-Saharan Africa / Cristiano D'Orsi, Sergio Carciotto and Corey R. Johnson -- The EU external borders policy and frontex-coordinated operations at sea : who is in charge? Reflections on responsibility for wrongful acts / Maïté Fernandez -- An examination of the comprehensive plan of action as a response to mass influx of 'boat people' : lessons learnt for a comprehensive approach to migration by sea / Meltem Ineli-Ciger -- Conclusion: Closing remarks : the present and future of 'boat refugees' and migrants at sea / Anja Klug.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-445) and index.