First Perspectives on the Zero Draft for the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Global Compact

On 5 February 2018, the Zero Draft for a UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was published by the UN Special Representative on Migration. Led by Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary University of London) and Tugba Basaran (Harvard University), 17 expert academics from Europe and North America—including GDP Researcher, Izabella Majcher—provided their commentary on the positive and negative aspects of the Objectives, as well as the necessary follow up. Commenting on Objective 21 (“Cooperate in facilitating dignified and sustainable return, readmission and reintegration”) Izabella Majcher argues that the Zero Draft places disproportionate attention on the process of return and post-return reintegration instead of the legal safeguards preventing return.

The full commentary is available here.