Legal profession call for humane response to refugee crisis
Members of the legal profession have called for an urgent, effective and humane response to the refugee crisis. A statement has been released signed by a number of retired judges, barristers and academics with expertise in refugee law, including some based in Northern Ireland and demands:
1. The UK should take a fair and proportionate share of refugees, both those already within the EU and those still outside it.
2. Safe and legal routes to the UK, as well as to the EU, need to be established.
3. Safe and legal routes within the EU, including the UK, should be established.
4. There should be access to fair and thorough procedures to determine eligibility for international protection wherever it is sought.
See here for more info www.lawyersrefugeeinitiative.org/#signatorie