Tracking Deaths in the Mediterranean

in Tara Brian and Frank Laczko (Eds): Fatal Journeys. Tracking Lives Lost During Migration, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, 2014, P. 85-106

22 Pages Posted: 20 May 2015 Last revised: 26 May 2015

Tamara Last

VU University Amsterdam

Thomas Spijkerboer

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2014

Abstract

In this article we investigate the various estimates of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean that have been produced – where the estimates come from, how they are used, what they add to debates, proposed solutions, policy and policy development, awareness of the issue and human rights advocacy, among others. It shows that existing estimates are insufficient for documenting how many people have died trying to cross the southern EU external borders. We also review the possibilities for improved data on border-related deaths.

Suggested Citation

Last, Tamara and Spijkerboer, Thomas, Tracking Deaths in the Mediterranean (October 1, 2014). in Tara Brian and Frank Laczko (Eds): Fatal Journeys. Tracking Lives Lost During Migration, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, 2014, P. 85-106. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2607478

Tamara Last

VU University Amsterdam ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands

Thomas Spijkerboer (Contact Author)

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
+31 20 598 6274 (Phone)

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