The potential and limitations of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: A comment

  • Fabio Perocco University of Venice
Keywords: Global Compact for Migration, International migrations, migration and torture

Abstract

On 19 December 2018 the UN General Assembly approved the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), with 152 votes in favor, five against (Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Poland, United States), 12 abstentions (Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland), and 24 countries not voting (UN, 2018). The GCM builds on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN, 2015) and on the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants 2016 (of which it aims to implement Annex II) (UN, 2016). The article discusses the Global compact for migration, highlighting its potential and limits, supporters and detractors.

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Published
2019-05-22
How to Cite
Perocco, F. (2019). The potential and limitations of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: A comment. Torture Journal, 29(1), 127-132. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v29i1.112217