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Research interests

Annick Pijnenburg is a PhD researcher at Tilburg Law School. She has an interdisciplinary background, combining social sciences (BA) and law (LLB, LLM), with a strong focus on international human rights law. Annick has previously worked at various international and non-governmental organisations, including the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe.

Annick's doctoral research project is called "At the frontiers of shared responsibility". It examines the responsibility of States under international law for human rights violations that occur as a result of policies whereby States cooperate to stem migration flows, such as the EU-Turkey deal. The project is thus located at the intersection of international human rights law, refugee law and the law of State responsibility. 

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  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Refugee Law

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Research Output 2016 2019

Playing cat and mouse: How Europe evades responsibility for its role in human rights abuses against migrants and refugees

Pijnenburg, A. & Rijken, C., 2019, Mobile Africa: Human trafficking and the digital divide. van Reisen, M., Mawere, M., Stokmans, M. & Abraha Gebre-Egziabher, K. (eds.). Makon, Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG, p. 697-726 30 p. (Connected and Mobile: Migration and Human Trafficking in Africa).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The global compact on refugees and international law: A missed opportunity?

Pijnenburg, A., 5 Feb 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteOther research output

Open Access
migration policy
containment policy

Controlling migration through international cooperation

Pijnenburg, A., Gammeltoft-Hansen, T. & Rijken, C., Nov 2018, In : European Journal of Migration and Law. 20, 4, p. 365-371 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

From Italian pushbacks to Libyan pullbacks: Is Hirsi 2.0 in the making in Strasbourg?

Pijnenburg, A., Nov 2018, In : European Journal of Migration and Law. 20, 4, p. 396-426 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

case law
human rights
migration policy