UN case warrants protection for future climate change displaced persons

With the increase in sea levels, the protection walls in the Kiribati islands can no longer handle the tides Photo: Break Free / Flickr

Of: Alexandru Mocanu

A Kiribati national, after unsuccessful attempts to get asylum in New Zealand, brought his case to the UN Human Rights Committee. In spite of its negative ruling, the Committee seems to have opened the doors for granting protection for people at risk of displacement from climate change in the future.

June 1, 2020, English, Magazine, News article

We need to listen to the stories that migrants carry

Vivian Ntih came from Nigeria to Spain 20 years ago. In the UNDP report, she says that she went through hell in Europe. Her daughters, Mari Mensah Damson and Elizabeth, were born in Spain. Photo: UNDP

Of: Achim Steiner

Every year, hundreds of thousands of migrants come to Europe without a permit. They all carry important stories of driving forces, fears and development. Our new report shows, among other things, that "nothing" could have stopped most of them from traveling, writes Achim Steiner on the UN's development program UNDP.

November 6, 2019, Debate

A Europe for all - not just the richest

The Left Party wants to see an EU where class divisions are fought and where skin color has no bearing on how you are treated, writes Rebar Alnazar.

Of: Rebar Alnazar

The Left Party wants to see a Europe where democracy is self-evident, where class divisions are fought, where green technology is the way forward and where your skin color should have no bearing on how you are treated. We want a Europe for everyone - not just the richest, writes Rebar Alnazar.

May 24, 2019, Debate

EU assistance should not be used for defense purposes

Police car checks the border between Ungen and Serbia.

The EU aid budget may be increasingly financed by EU border controls, believes debater Bodil Valero. Photo: Bőr Benedek (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Body Valero

Tomorrow, the EU will vote to merge several different programs for financing foreign and development cooperation. This can shift the focus from poverty reduction to safeguarding the EU's own interests. EU aid money should not go to defense purposes or to stop refugees at the borders, writes environmentalist Bodil Valero.

March 26, 2019, Debate

Disagreement on how the EU should deal with migration

Queue of Syrian refugees on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Syrian refugees queue on the border between Hungary and Austria. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Of: Celina Lindgren

This week, EU heads of state and government gathered in Salzburg to discuss migration. The Swedish debate has thus been marked by different opinions about which line Sweden should take on the issue. While some want the responsibility to be shared between EU Member States, others say it is better to focus on refurbishing EU borders.

September 26, 2018, Current debate

Rethinking migration in the context of climate change

Photo: Caroline Gluck, EU ECHO

Of: Klara Eitrem Holmgren & Louise Gripenberg

The large numbers of displaced populations we see today have been responded to with overall regressive measures. Matthew Scott, an international lawyer specializing in migration, talked to us about the possibilities and challenges of displacement in the context of disasters and climate change that lie ahead. Matthew Scott is an international lawyer at the Raoul [...]

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March 4, 2018, Paper, English, FUF Lund, Magazine