UN expert : rich countries must take in 1 million refugees to stop boat deaths

Interview with François Crépeau
22 April, 2015

UN special rapporteur says inaction is creating a market for people smugglers, adding that world needs to take in a million Syrians over next five years.

Wealthy countries should agree on a comprehensive plan to take 1 million refugees from Syria over the next five years to end the unfolding series of boat disasters in the Mediterranean, the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants has urged.

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Mediterranean Migration Crisis

Interview with François Crépeau (BBC World News)
20 April, 2015

François Crépeau joined the BBC World News to discuss the best ways for the European Union (EU) to address the Mediterranean migration crisis. Most importantly, the EU should step up the search and rescue efforts and develop a comprehensive resettlement program.

Migration, Border Externalization and Access to Humanitarian Protection

François Crépeau at the 2015 Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights
13 April, 2015

François Crépeau was the keynote speaker at the Tenth Annual Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights. He shared his expertise as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants on this year’s concept: Migration, Border Externalization and Access to Humanitarian Protection.

His presentation begins at 2:01:00.