Switzerland: Migration ‘grounded in reality not panic’ says commissioner

The new UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet made her first address to the Human Rights Council as it opened a three-week session in Geneva on Monday. Immigration was one of the central issues in Bachelet's speech. «Erecting walls; deliberately projecting fear and anger on migrant communities; denying migrants fundamental rights by limiting their right to appeal, curtailing their right to... Еще non-refoulement, separating and detaining families, and cutting integration programmes: such policies offer no long-term solutions to anyone — only more hostility, misery, suffering and chaos,» Bachelet said. She added that it is in interest of every country «to adopt migration policies that are grounded in reality, not in panic» and encouraged the UN member-states to «provide opportunities for safe, regular movement instead of forcing people to take lethal risks.» Mandatory Credit: UNTV

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