Annick Pijnenburg is a PhD researcher at Tilburg University. 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 State responsibility: do cooperative migration control policies reach beyond the limits of refugee and human rights law?”. It examines the responsibility of States under international law for human rights violations that occur as a result of policies whereby a State cooperates with one or more other States to prevent migrants, including refugees, from reaching its territory (e.g. 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. As part of this project Annick is currently undertaking a research stay at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund.
Key words: Migration control – Refugee law – Human rights – State responsibility