Refugee Rights: Protecting the Vulnerable
December 12th, 2017
Refugees are being displaced at a record high-rate, even more than after World War II. Meanwhile, the U.S., EU, and Australia are seeking increasingly deplorable contingency plans to avoid asylum seekers or even forcibly preventing them from seeking refuge, leaving the global south to do the work no one else will.
Join the World Affairs Council for a conversation with Human Rights Watch’s Associate Director of Refugee Rights Gerry Simpson. He will share some of the stories he’s heard from refugees concerning the heavy price they’ve paid for the rich world’s indifference to their plight, and about how poorer countries such as Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan have used that indifference to justify their own mass refugee abuses.