More rights for migrants – UN working on Zero Draft for Global compact on migration

More rights for migrants – UN working on Zero Draft for Global compact on migration

SOLIDAR is following closely the developments around the draft for a GLOBAL COMPACT FOR SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULAR MIGRATION currently discussed at UN level. 

At its core a clear statement: Migration is part of human history and closely linked to the sustainable development agenda (Agenda 2030) and “it is crucial that international migration unites us rather than divides us. This Global Compact sets out our common understanding, shared responsibilities and unity of purpose regarding migration.”

SOLIDAR agrees that a new supranational framework is urgently needed to address the current practices such as “push back” at sea or refoulement to unsafe countries as well as detention of refugees, which we can observe also at European borders and that often break international and human rights law, not least the European Convention on Human Rights.

The so-called “Zero Draft” consists of a vision based upon 10 guiding principles, 22 objectives and a set of measures to achieve these objectives – founded on a rights-based approach to migration policy that puts the human being in the centre. The UN is aiming for its adoption by Heads of State and Government and High Representatives who will be meeting in Morocco on 10-11 December 2018.

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