International Human Rights Law and Time-Space at Sea: A Rhythmanalysis of Prosecuting Search and Rescue

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


This chapter draws on Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis and Production of Space as conceptual, political and metaphorical reservoirs to examine the way in which international protection provisions, as enshrined in international human rights law, are challenged and undermined by current EU migration policies of migration deterrence and containment. In the context of socio-spatial practice, Rhythmanalysis focuses on bodies in space and on their patterns of activities and movements, emphasizing the co-existence and co-production of the spatial and the social, of time and space and of place and space in the analysis of the everyday.


External organisations
  • Birmingham City University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Law


  • Human rights, Public international law
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Times and Temporalities of International Human Rights
EditorsKathryn McNeilly, Ben Warwick
PublisherHart Publishing Ltd
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameHuman Rights Law in Perspective
PublisherHart Publishing