The impact of the GRC and the GMC on the citizens’ recognition of the right to international protection
Public support is key to the implementation of policies in general. So it is for the implementation of the Global Compacts. PROTECT examines the factors that affect citizens’ views of the Global Compacts, with particular attention to their burden- and responsibility-sharing aspects. Sharing the burden and responsibility entailed by the arrival of asylum seekers and refugees rests on the principle that states jointly hold a moral duty to protect persecuted individuals. The project investigates with survey experiments whether citizens think they have a moral duty to protect others and under what conditions this moral duty is evoked. Should they think they do, the project explores their preferred policy alternatives between financial support to the origin and host countries, resettlement of refugees in their country or preventive measures.
Watch PROTECT’s Executive Scientific Coordinator Dr. Pierre Van Wolleghem present WP6: