UN Human Rights Press Release on US Immigration Ban

1 February, 2017

Please see the press release by the United Nations – Human Rights Office of High Commissioner on the immigration ban by the Trump administration in the United States.

“GENEVA (1 February 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today said that the Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump on 27 January 2017 breaches the country’s international human rights obligations, which protect the principles of non-refoulement and non-discrimination based on race, nationality or religion.

The Presidential Executive Order bars all nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries -Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen- from entering the US for the next 90 days.

“Such an order is clearly discriminatory based on one’s nationality and leads to increased stigmatization of Muslim communities ,” said the UN Special Rapporteurs on migrants, François Crépeau; on racism, Mutuma Ruteere; on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson; on torture, Nils Melzer; and on freedom of religion, Ahmed Shaheed.

“The US recent policy on immigration also risks people being returned, without proper individual assessments and asylum procedures, to places in which they risk being subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, in direct contravention of international humanitarian and human rights laws which uphold the principle of non-refoulement,” they warned.”

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Trump : le décret anti-immigration provoque la consternation partout dans le monde

Entrevue de François Crépeau à la Première Chaine de Radio-Canada
31 January, 2017

François Crépeau a donné une entrevue à Michel Desautels à son émission « Desautels le dimanche » sur le décret anti-immigration et la situation des obligations internationales des États-Unis en matière des droits des réfugiés.

Pour écouter son entrevue, veuillez visiter la page de l’émission sur ce thème, ou cliquer ici. Vous pouvez également écouter la baladodiffusion de l’émission du 29 janvier en entier ici.