On the occasion of the International conference on human rights: Refugees and the responsibilities of Europe, to be held at the Valencia Bar Association on 17-18 February, professor Ángeles Solanes points out in the newspaper Las Provincias the daunting challenges currently impeding the effective protection of asylum-seekers in the European context. She also raises a number of pressing issues for public debate: "Can Turkey and Libya be considered as safe countries, that is to say, reliable partners in a system of border control which upholds human rights? What happens to rejected asylum-seekers who cannot return to their countries of origin? Where are the thousands of unaccompanied children who have arrived in Europe and disappeared? What is the situation of refugees who have not yet been recognised as such? What happens when EU member states do not comply with refugee quotas? " To read the article, click here.

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