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1 Dec, 2021 09:19

European states’ policies are responsible for migrant deaths – ex-UN rapporteur (E1083)

On this episode, we speak to the former UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau. He discusses the closing of borders over Omicron coronavirus variant fears and why the strategy will likely be ineffective, the death of 27 migrants in the English Channel and why the policies of European states are responsible for the deaths of the migrants, why migrant crises and the business of illegal smuggling is a recent phenomenon, and much more. Finally, we speak to the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk. He discusses Israel’s deepening occupation of Palestine and how international arms sales and agreements only embolden Israel, the designation of Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organisations by Israel, Britain’s proscribing of Hamas as a terrorist organization, and why the move will only harm efforts to reach a peace agreement, and much more.

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