Whenever the topic of refugees arises in politics or media, the “Geneva Convention” is quickly invoked. But is that always correct? What does this Convention really say? Or… What does it not say? And why is there always so much discussion about it? In this video, Professor of Migration Law Ellen Desmet elaborates on this Convention that was concluded in 1951. What is important is that the world has not stood still since 1951. The Geneva Convention is the only worldwide treaty for refugees. But… there are still laws and agreements. Europe, for example, has additional laws. And in other parts of the world there are also additional obligations to the Geneva Convention, for example in Africa. (Published by Universiteit Vlaanderen) (This video is in Dutch)
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