The discussion in this video sheds some rational light on the European Union, the migrant inflow into the EU, and the lack of solidarity among EU Member States to settle this matter under both EU and international law.
In the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees, it was affirmed that asylum seekers, defined as persons suffering persecution, violence, and life-threatening, human rights abuses, have the right to move to other countries to escape these conditions. The foundation for this understanding can be found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in December 1948. The European Union, likewise, has enacted laws and regulations to deal with asylum seekers moving to the EU.
This present situation deals basically with three types of migrants:
people fleeing Syria,
economic migrants who face no credible human rights abuses in their home countries, and
asylum seekers who qualify as persons fleeing persecution, violence, or death under international law.
At present, there is no bureaucracy of qualified persons in place to deal with the sifting of true asylum seekers from the hoards of other migrants besieging the EU. And because of this mass human migration, the rule of law has broken down and the EU, in its struggle to survive, is trying to do what it can to stay together.
The discussion in this video, moderated by Martine Dennis of Al-Jazeera, brings together three experts:
Basal Kale – Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey),
Yves Pascauau – Director of Migration and Mobility Policies, European Policy Centre, and
Bill Frelick – Refugee Rights Program Director, Human Rights Watch.
With regards to the right of the EU to send asylum seekers to a “safe” third country, it is alleged that Turkey is not a “safe” country. In these mass deportations there are qualified asylum seekers who either were not given a chance to make their claims or didn’t know that they were supposed to do so. (For LGBTI persons, timely claim-filing can be especially difficult to do, because of the need to stay closeted as long as possible to avoid violence from other refugees.–Ed)
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