This video says about itself:
Vincent Chetail on the principle of non-refoulement in international law
4 January 2016
To watch the full lecture, please go here.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
EU wants to force countries to take back migrants
The European Commission wants to punish countries in Africa and the Middle East if they do not cooperate in the refoulement of refugees. Anyone who participates will be rewarded. The combination of carrot and stick must ensure that refugees will no longer travel across the Mediterranean to Europe, because they know they will be sent back.
The European Commission will now make similar agreements with countries in the Middle East and Africa, said Commissioner Frans Timmermans this afternoon in Parliament.
Let us have a look at why refugees flee from Mali.
– Like other West African countries, Mali was not poorer than Europe in the Middle Ages. However, later came the trans-Atlantic slave trade; then (French) colonialism; then neo-colonialism. This made for the hunger and dire poverty in Mali and other African countries today.
– French and other NATO soldiers started a ‘humanitarian’ war in Mali. A war in which certainly not just jihadists, but also their neo-colonial opponents commit cruel violations of the rights of civilians. Not so surprising if one knows that a major component of the French troops are the Foreign Legion, infamous from France’s colonial wars and from recruiting many of Hitler’s SS men post 1945.
So, now the European Union wants to return Malian refugees to a country where there is death everywhere?
Let us have a look at why refugees flee from Ethiopia.
In Ethiopia, there is hunger.
The dictatorship cruelly punishes people for blogging or journalism; for demonstrating against discrimination of Muslims; for demonstrating against ISIS; etc.
So, now the European Union wants to return Ethiopian refugees to their dictatorial oppressors, maybe to torture prisons?
Senegal and Nigeria. If successful they will get more development aid, trade benefits and money to improve border surveillance.
If not, they will be punished, for example by cutting development aid or withdrawal of trade benefits. Later, there will be agreements with other countries.
In November, European and African countries already held a summit in Malta. There, African countries were promised billions for education, health care and food projects if they would take back more rejected refugees. The question was: who would pay? [European Union] member states were supposed to contribute 1.8 billion euros. That money is still not there.
Sending back refugees from Europe to Mali war zones: here.