Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Immigration: the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN criticizes France and Italy

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, criticized, Monday, May 30, the "establishment rhetoric in recent months, particularly in Italy and France," tending to portray migrants "as a burden he should be discharged on other "In his speech opening the 17th session of the Council of Human Rights, UN officials discussed the recent events in North Africa," which, once again demonstrated the vulnerability of migrants "who are" subjected to violence and discrimination.

" She has also protested against the "reflex response" establishment "in the Schengen area in general and in specific countries such as Denmark", which recently announced its decision to reinstate border controls for its permanent borders. This "response to the current crisis does not meet the challenge of working together to ensure respect for all human persons, wherever located and regardless of how they arrived," she said.

"It is important to remember that the burden of welcoming migrants, refugees and other displaced people fleeing the unrest in North Africa continues to disproportionately affect the countries of the region," said Pillay. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ruled it was "time that all countries facing these challenges, the countries of the European Union, provides effective support in compliance with their international obligations" .

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