The inverse Libyan migrant issue

Source: Al Araby Al Jadeed

Source: Al Araby Al Jadeed

Libya is regularly making headlines these days for its influx of migrants coming towards Europe.

The desperate rallying on policy and now tactical responses to this problem is because immigration is a political hot potato that’s looking at all options rather than embracing humanitarian principles of asylum and human rights obligations of non-refoulement.

This emphasis on the impact on Europe for the future has diverted focus from the impact on Libya for the present.
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