The 28th of July 2021 marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the 1951 Geneva Convention – one of the most fundamental legal documents protecting the rights of refugees and outlines the legal obligations of States to protect them. In particular, Article 33 of the Convention as well as the principle of non-refoulement – […]
From our perspective, the most important development which the Global Compact on Refugees constitutes as regards the 1951 Convention is the alignment of refugee rights with human rights. The GCR commitments link together refugee protection and human rights in a UN instrument which, while not legally binding, sets out the common will of the international community.
As the Corona pandemic worsens, EU borders shut down: “A new low point for the EU’s respect for refu
Human rights in international law and the EU Charter are not dispensable in times of pandemics. They are essential characteristics and integral to promoting the European Way of Life which “is founded on the values of the respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for the human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.”