Annick Pijnenburg

These were condemned by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) in the case of Hirsi Jamaa and Others v Italy . 2 The Friendship Treaty was suspended in 2011 due to the civil unrest in Libya. However, in February 2017 Italy and Libya concluded a new memorandum of understanding. Under this

Welmoet Boender

Now , by the former Dutch politician for the Liberal Party, and often called an ‘ex-Muslim’, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, appeared in 2015 in Dutch translation 2 and received the bulk of media attention. Theologian, publicist and policy maker Mohamed Ajouaou published Who is Muslim? Faith and Secularisation

Frank Mc Namara

1. Introduction: State Responsibility in the Final Frontier The Hirsi judgment of February 2012 was greeted by human rights advocates and civic society as a triumph. 1 In this case Italy’s Guardia di Finanza intercepted a boatload of migrants in international waters, bound for European

Enkelejda Koka and Denard Veshi

(ECtHR) ruling in Hirsi , government vessels patrolling the Mediterranean Sea are obliged following interception or search and rescue operations not to return irregular migrants back to their country of departure without conducting an independent assessment of their individual circumstances. 10

Juan Santos Vara and Soledad R. Sánchez-Tabernero

with the objective of implementing the decision taken by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Hirsi v. Italy . As will be explained in due course, the new Regulation has not sufficiently incorporated the requirements formulated by the ECtHR. 5.1 The Principle of Non

Marta Szuniewicz

”. 83 Therefore, the facts of case Hirsi Jamaa and others involve two indicators of the State exercising jurisdiction: the place of the events – because it occurred on board Italian ships, Italy had jurisdiction de iure over the applicants (jurisdiction of a flag State embedded in the

“When I finally heard my own voice”

Dialogical Articulations of Self-making When Moving out of Islam in the Netherlands

Maria Vliek

had recently joined a group of radical Islamists. He declared in court that he had wanted to punish van Gogh for his film Submission , which van Gogh made with Somali born (and former Muslim) politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The film openly criticised Islam’s alleged treatment of women, and has been

Egdūnas Račius

Muslim integrationability, aimed at further demonisation of Muslim communities in the west, especially if their members ‘fail’ to accept the apostasy of one from among them. Ayan Hirsi Ali’s case comes immediately to the mind but is certainly far from the only instance of use (or abuse) of apostasy from


Paolo Biondi

within its de facto or de iure jurisdiction. To this end, it is relevant to frame the positive obligations inherent in the non-refoulement principle against the backdrop of jurisdiction. The most useful ECtHR judgment in this respect is Hirsi Jamaa and Others v Italy, where Italy was found

Carol Fadda-Conrey

on the writings of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji, and Reza Aslan, Bayoumi’s critique highlights the ways in which these narratives in fact reassert the hegemony of the West by underscoring the “failings of Islam,” particularly, in the case of Ali and Manji, when it comes to the treatment of women. In