I’ll be presenting Monday my report to the Human Rights Council: it bears on the protection of the rights of migrants at the external borders of the EU and is a follow-up of my report of 2013.
Maintaining the status quo is unsustainable as the human and resource costs associated with it are huge. Migrants lose their lives or if they survive they experience inexplicable suffering, exploitation and the violation of a series of rights. Furthermore, significant resources are lost through member states investing into an ineffective system that overwhelmingly focuses on securitisation and not maximising the opportunities offered by migration at a time of significant demographic, economic and social challenges in the EU.
Conference by the World Trade Institute, University of Bern
12 June, 2015
Distinguished Lecture and Open Discussion with Prof. François Crépeau, Oppenheimer Professor of International Law at McGill University (Montreal) and UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.
Francois Crepeau, hosted by the Gates Foundation, spoke on ‘The Inception of a Global Migration Governance Framework’, Friday 5th June, 2015, organised by doctoral researchers Fabrice Longronget, Olimpia Squillaci and Andrea Binder.
François Crépeau was a panelist at the London Conference 2015 of the Chatham House. Alongside Professor Simon Anholt, Margaret MacMillan and Dr Shashi Tharoor, he discussed the impact of globalization on sovereign states. Are sovereign states still fit for purpose as the basic building blocks of international order? Can regional organizations or other supranational bodies provide a real alternative to, or attain the same legitimacy as, the familiar state model?
You can watch the full session and François Crépeau’s presentation (starting at 20:25) below: