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:
The Asia Pacific Law Association of McGill together with the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International law invite you to a panel discussion on Australia’s Response Asylum Seekers, with a particular focus on its offshore solution in the Asia Pacific.
On 18 March, 2015, François Crépeau, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Coordination Committee of Special Procedures delivered a special report to the Human Rights Council. Follow this link and click “two” in the chapter menu to the right of the video to see his presentation.
When: Tuesday, 17 February, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, reception to follow Where: Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish, Montreal Registration: for organizational purposes, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banking on mobility means that the overall goal is to have most migrants using official channels to enter and stay in Europe. For that, European Union (EU) member states must accept that migrants will come, no matter what, because there are either push factors or pull factors for them to do so. Any attempt at “sealing” borders, as the nationalist populist discourse stridently calls for, i.e. preventing irregular migrants from entering the EU without offering many more legal avenues for migration, will continue to fail on a massive scale. Sealing international borders is impossible, as Italy has recently recognised, and migrants will continue arriving despite all efforts to stop them, often at a terrible cost in lives and suffering.